It is proposed to modernise the building at a cost of
£70m over a period of fifteen years, beginning possibly in 2008.
- Two new entrances are to be created, one
on each side of the large flight of steps leading to the current entrance
- Lifts and escalators are to be installed
to encourage more of the visitors to reach the upper floors. [In
2003, only 4% of the visitors to the museum left the ground floor!]
- Exhibition space is to be modernised.
- The stuffed animals will be redisplayed,
with a grand parade of animals as the centrepiece.
- An early learning centre is to be built
- A new lecture theatre will replace the