21 October—8 April 2018

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017

The renowned wildlife photography competition from the Natural History Museum is back with 100 spectacular images.

From frozen wastelands and peculiar species, to tropical paradises and fascinating animal behaviour; this year’s selection is a call to action – a plea to band together and protect our fragile planet.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the most prestigious photography event of its kind, providing a global platform that showcases the natural world’s most astonishing and challenging sights.

Now in its 53rd year, the competition receives almost 50,000 entries from 92 countries.

Image: © Qing Lin

Students and 16-25 year olds

Students and 16-25 year olds get free entry to Wildlife Photographer of the Year every Wednesday. Plus 20% off books in the shop and £2 tea/coffee in the cafe. Please bring valid ID. Groups of 10 people or more need to be booked in advance by contacting our bookings team. A booking fee of £35 applies.


Wildlife Photographer of the Year is developed and produced by the Natural History Museum.

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M Shed would like to thank exhibitions sponsors: Pukka and Resource Solutions Group (RSG).

You will need to collect tickets purchased online from the Welcome Desk upon arrival. You may experience queues during busy periods even if you purchase tickets in advance.

Available Tickets Price Qty *
Adult ticket + £1 donation £6.00 (GBP) / ticket
Concession + £1 donation £5.00 (GBP) / ticket
Adult ticket £5.00 (GBP) / ticket
Concession £4.00 (GBP) / ticket

* Please note that a maximum number of 10 tickets can be purchased for this event per order.