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Famous London museum reopens 英国自然历史博物馆重新开放



Famous London museum reopens 英国自然历史博物馆重新开放


有关 “museums(博物馆)” 的词汇


How old is Sophie the Stegosaurus?


A cathedral to nature, forced into an unseasonal hibernation.


The pandemic closed the Natural History Museum for its longest period since World War Two. And like businesses everywhere as they reopen, fewer people will be coming to visit.


Clare Matterson, Executive Director of Engagement, Natural History Museum
It'll be about 15 percent of what we would normally expect at this time of the year. So that's why it's important to book your ticket online and then we can carefully limit numbers - make sure everyone is really safe. And the great thing about our spaces, as you can see, is they're big, open, airy spaces. So we have a few galleries [which are] one way, but in the other spaces you will be free to roam.

克莱尔·马特森    英国自然历史博物馆对外合作执行总监

Exploring is the aim when you visit. Yet washing your hands, sanitising and staying apart are the drill, like everywhere.


The museum has the most extensive natural history collection in the world - 80 million items.


A government support package to protect the future of theatres, galleries and museums around the UK was announced last month, worth one point five billion pounds to the sector.


But there is nervousness about what the constantly changing health situation could mean.


Lorraine Cornish, Head of Conservation, Natural History Museum
We know that there's a possibility that something may come along that means we might have to close again. But at the moment, we're making the most of the opportunity to open up the museum. The public can have a great time.

罗琳·科尼什     英国自然历史博物馆藏品保护负责人

At a hundred and fifty million years old, Sophie the Stegosaurus has endured it all. But will enough of us come to visit to see her through the next few?

一亿五千万岁的剑龙骨架 “索菲” 已经饱受时间的磨练。但我们中的多少人,会在未来几年中去看她呢?


airy 宽敞明亮的

galleries 展厅,展廊

exploring 探索

extensive 数量多、涵盖范围广的


She is a hundred and fifty million (150,000,000) years old.



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