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Natural History Museum Ice Rink

Ice skating at the Natural History Museum. Credit: Trustees of the Natural History Museum. Image courtesy of the Natural History Museum.
Go ice skating beneath thousands of twinkling lights with the iconic Natural History Museum as a dazzling backdrop.


Skate in the magical atmosphere of the Natural History Museum’s open-air Ice Rink.

Nestled in front of the iconic South Kensington museum, the spectacular rink is usually surrounded by thousands of fairy lights and features a glittering Christmas tree.

Visit the museum’s alpine-style Café Bar for winter warmers and watch the skaters glide on the ice from the cafe’s balcony.

Prices and opening times

Child ticket (12 years old and under) From £8.80 per ticket
Family ticket From £39.60 per ticket
Adult ticket From £12.65 per ticket

Opening Times

Opening times vary, but most ice skating sessions run between 10am and 9pm.

The ice rink is closed on Christmas Day.

Venue Details & Map

Natural History Museum

Cromwell Road
+44 (0)20 7942 5000
Public transport:
Tube: South Kensington Train: Victoria/Paddington. Either use pedestrian tunnel from South Kensington underground station and exit where signposted or walk up Exhibition Rd and cross Cromwell Rd to locate museum.

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