For the first time ever in Europe, the Natural History Museum will showcase the magnificent titanosaur cast, Patagotitan mayorum – one of the largest creatures to have ever walked the Earth

  • Visitors will walk beneath this jaw-dropping titanosaur cast, the most complete gigantic dinosaur ever discovered, while getting hands-on with many other touchable specimens
  • Titanosaur: Life as the biggest dinosaur will open in South Kensington on Friday 31 March 2023. Tickets can be booked online now.

Four times heavier than Dippy the Diplodocus, 12 metres longer than Hope the blue whale and making its European debut, prepare to meet titanosaur and learn all about life as the biggest dinosaur.

Patagotitan mayorum, the most complete gigantic dinosaur ever discovered, will be showcased at the Natural History Museum from next Spring. 

A showstopper exhibition that needs to be seen to be believed, barely fitting inside the enormous 9-metre-high Waterhouse gallery, the sheer scale of this prehistoric beast is enough to dwarf even the tallest of humans. 

Visitors will weave their way around the gallery handling specimens, exploring interactives and learning how a creature of this colossal size could have survived, and thrived, on Earth. See how you size up next to a titanosaur femur bone, look between the eyes of a gigantic sauropod skull, and get close enough to smell dinosaur poo!

Surrounded by beautiful artistic illustrations depicting flora and fauna of the Cretaceous Period, visitors will track the life of a titanosaur – from the football-sized egg plucked from its nest to evidence of a fearsome predator that took a bite out of its tail – before considering what gigantic animals exist on Earth today, and how we can better protect them throughout the planetary emergency. 

Not to scale... A toy titanosaur awaits the arrival of Patagotitan at the Natural History Museum   CREDIT Trustees of the Natural History Museum, London
Not to scale… A toy titanosaur awaits the arrival of Patagotitan at the Natural History Museum  
CREDIT Trustees of the Natural History Museum, London

Prof. Paul Barrett, science lead on the exhibition says, ‘Patagotitan mayorum is an incredible specimen that tells us more about giant titanosaurs than ever before. Comparable in weight to more than nine African elephants, this star specimen will inspire visitors to care for some of the planet’s largest and most vulnerable creatures, which face similar challenges for survival, and show that within Earth’s ecosystems, size really does matter.’

Dr Alex Burch, Director of Public Programmes at the Museum says, ‘We are so excited that Patagotitan, the most complete giant dinosaur ever discovered, is making its European debut here at the Natural History Museum, the home of the dinosaur. Our fascination with dinosaurs provides the ideal opportunity to inspire and inform the next generation about the natural world, and empower them to act for the planet.’

Advance tickets are available now and can be booked ahead of the festive season as a unique gift-giving experience – the chance to walk side by side next to one of the biggest creatures to ever wander the Earth.

The cast of Patagotitan mayorum has been provided to the Museum by the Museo Paleontológico Egidio Feruglio (MEF), Argentina. 

IAG Cargo, the cargo division of International Airlines Group (IAG) is Exhibition Logistics Partner of Titanosaur: Life as the biggest dinosaur.

Dates:        Friday 31 March 2023 – Sunday 7 January 2024 
Times:       Monday – Sunday 10.00-17.50 (last entry 16.30)
Price:         Adult tickets from £16.00*, and child £9.00*
                    Family £27.25* – £47.25* 
                    (*Prices excluding optional Gift Aid donation to the Museum.)
Tickets:     Available to pre-book now


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