Natural History Museum Alive 3D
David Attenborough takes you on a nocturnal adventure through London’s famous Natural History Museum, in which extinct creatures are brought to life with 3D CGI.
The Natural History Museum is particularly special for Attenborough: "I've been coming here since I was a boy of eight. It is one of the holiest of holies – one of the great places for natural history... coming here was quite a journey, each time was astonishing – just looking at cases full of electric blue butterflies is enough to impress a child." His favourite specimens from the museum include some familiar faces – the dodo and the Diplodocus, for instance - but others, such as the fearsome bird of prey the Haast eagle, are new to the public eye, tucked away in the Museum’s store rooms.
Attenborough delves into the stories and myths surrounding the discovery and acquisition of these astonishing creatures. "Each one," he says, "has its own fascinating story".
- David Attenborough