Natural History Museum
Posted on 15th April, 2014

Mammoths, Ice Age Giants

Commissioned at the end of the 19th century as a luxury hotel for close-by Harrods department store, the Rembrandt Hotel is situated opposite the Victoria and Albert Museum, a stone’s throw from the Natural History Museum, where one of this year’s great exhibitions is being held.

Some of the largest creatures to have ever walked the earth are on display in the exciting “Mammoths: Ice Age Giants” exhibition, open from the 23rd of May. Life-sized models, original skeletons, huge fossils and tusks will all be on display, as well as the chance to see some of the best-known species like the woolly mammoth, the Columbian mammoth with their spiral tusks, and the Dwarf mammoths.  Children can understand what life was like for these magnificent creatures by moving the trunks and taking a turn in jousting with them, just as real-life mammoths did all those years ago.

The Columbian Mammoth
The Columbian Mammoth

To also understand the behaviour and eating habits of these giants, meet the Mastodon, the terrifying sabre-tooth cat, and the giant cave bears who shared their hunting grounds, and see what caused these great creatures to become extinct. Family tickets are available for £25 and family membership (which offers you the chance of a Behind the Scenes event on the evening of the 28th of May) are £83.  Further information can be found at

After experiencing all that the exhibition has to offer, we are sure you will have built up an appetite. Like our previous patrons from the days of Harrods, you can also look forward to a choice of mouth-watering dishes offered at The Rembrandt – these days by our Palette Restaurant.

For more information on The Rembrandt’s dining and accommodation options and to make a reservation, take a look at our website or contact us on 020 7589 8100.

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