In a tale of discovery, adventure and magic, join David Attenborough on a journey through the world-famous Natural History Museum in London
As the doors are locked and night falls, Attenborough meets the extinct creatures that fascinate him the most, as they magically come alive in front of his eyes.
This 90 minute 3D spectacular, with its ground-breaking CGI technology, is a special collaboration of experts and curators from the Natural History Museum.
I’ve been coming here since I was a boy of 8 and it’s one of the holiest of holies — one of the great places for natural history. I didn’t visit the museum very often, Leicester where I lived was 100 miles away from London, so coming here was quite a journey. Each time was an astonishment — just looking at cases full of electric blue butterflies is enough to impress a child — enough to impress me anyway.
CGI has reached a peak of perfection and some of the people responsible for reaching that peak are involved in this project. It doesn’t look like a cartoon — it simply looks real.
It did occur to me standing on the top floor of the central hall you’ve got this enormous space, like a cathedral, which gives you this sense of distance — an ideal place for computer generated images to waltz around the space.
Wander the great building’s hallowed halls, before taking control of the museum’s security cameras and dropping into ‘night mode’, and exploring on a virtual torchlit safari. If you’re at museum itself, find the symbol codes to unlock additional video clips.
Featuring painstakingly-crafted models of legendary prehistoric creatures, exclusive footage and imagery, plus guidance from Sir David Attenborough himself, download the app to experience Natural Museum Alive today.