Hackney schoolchildren get first glimpse inside Natural History Museum butterfly house

Schoolchildren from Hackney came face to face with hundreds of live tropical butterflies when they got the first glimpse inside a beautiful new exhibition this week.

Year one pupils from Nightingale Primary School in Rendlesham Road, Lower Clapton, saw spectacular swallowtails and beautiful blue morphos at Sensational Butterflies at the Natural History Museum last Wednesday (April 6).

Sabina Olchowick, aged 5, said: “The butterflies were sitting on my hands and they felt really tickly. I had to put to orange juice on my nose to make the butterfly stay there and it was exciting.

“I love butterflies.”

Sensational Butterflies, a butterfly house on the lawn in front of the Natural History Museum in Kensington, opens to the public on Tuesday (April 12) and runs until September 11.