Set against the backdrop of the Waterhouse building, the Ice Rink at the Natural History Museum is one of the most magical places to be this winter.
Experience the thrill of skating surrounded by fairy lights nestled in frost-covered trees, with the smell of mulled wine and toasted marshmallows in the air.
Whether you can dance on ice like Torvill and Dean, or you skate more like Bambi, a visit to the Museum’s Ice Rink is a must this festive season.
Only general skating tickets available.
The Ice Rink is an outdoor event and operates in nearly all weather conditions. However, please bring suitable outdoor clothing whatever the weather. Ice is, of course, made from water - rain or dry there is always a risk of getting wet. In the unlikely event that the Ice Rink must close, alternative skating sessions will be offered. We regret than no refunds can be given due to bad weather.
Skate Hire is free of charge – sizes range from child size 7 (Euro 25) to Adult 15
No Bags (except small rucksacks) are allowed on the ice rink
Cloakroom facility available in skate change area - £2 per item
Skate change area is for ticket holders only. Visitors without a valid skating ticket will not be allowed in this area
Entrance to the Café Bar is free and does not require an ice skating ticket
There will be a tasty range of hot food sold outside in the Museum Gardens in addition to the food available in the Café Bar
Skaters may use their own skates but organisers reserve the right not to allow a person to use their own skates if they decide that they are not suitable. There is no discount to the ticket price for use of your own skates
Please exchange your voucher upon arrival for entry. The Ice Rink will be open 20 minutes before the first session. For all other sessions please arrive a minimum of 40 minutes before the start of your session.
Children are aged 12 years and under. There is no minimum age, but children aged 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. We advise parents to use their discretion on whether very young children will enjoy the experience.
Find out more about the venue's location and how to get there.