David Attenborough's Natural History Museum Alive Pictures

Britain's best-loved broadcaster brings his favourite extinct creatures back to life in David Attenborough's Natural History Museum Alive. 

In this ground-breaking film, Sir David takes us on a journey through the world-famous Natural History Museum in London in a captivating tale of discovery, adventure, and magic, where 3D technology, state-of-the-art CGI, science, and research combine to bring the museum's now long-extinct inhabitants to life to discover how these animals once roamed the planet. 

As the doors are locked and night falls, Attenborough stays behind and meets some of the most fascinating extinct creatures which come alive in front of his eyes; dinosaurs, ice age beasts, and giant reptiles.

The film fulfils a lifelong dream of the nation's favourite naturalist, who said: "I have been coming to the Natural History Museum since I was a boy. It's one of the great places to come to learn about natural history. In this film we have the technology to bring back to life some of the most romantic and extraordinary extinct creatures that can be conceived; some are relatively recent animals like the dodo, others older like the dinosaurs, and some we only know through fossil evidence. Using our current scientific knowledge, this film brings these creatures alive, allowing me to look at some of the biggest questions surrounding them."

Producer Anthony Geffen said that at one stage the 87-year-old Attenborough worked 10 nights in a row from 7pm to 4.30am!

Produced by a BAFTA and Emmy award-winning team, it was shot in stunning 3D by the same team behind recent 3D blockbuster Gravity, with spectacular visual effects produced by a team whose combined credits include work on the successful Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings franchises.

Discover More...

: : Get a glimpse of the show in this first look promo

: : See The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge don 3D glasses in our premiere night picture gallery

: : Hear what Sir David has to say in our launch night Q&A video

: : Meet the creatures in this magical preview trailer

: : Flick through our picture gallery of the Natural History Museum's extinct residents

Visit the Natural History Museum website for more information about the species from the show, including the moa, dodo and of course the iconic diplodocus.