Museum Secrets

Inside The Natural History Museum

Season 1, Episode 4 of 5

We examine a skull to discover if prehistoric Britons were cannibals, then pull a killer shark from a pool of formaldehyde to find out how it helped swimmers win Olympic gold. We dare a curator to handle a famous gem said to kill all who touch it, then enter a once top-secret room where WWII spymasters created a bomb that came within a hair's-breadth of killing Hitler. We view the remains of Barbary Lions to find out why they spent their lives in the Tower of London, then consider a perfectly preserved specimen of a Dodo, to discover whether the flightless bird's extinction was really as inevitable as we have been led to believe.

Previously Aired

Day
Time
Channel
2/17/2020
10 p.m.
2/22/2020
3 p.m.
10/18/2020
4 p.m.
10/21/2020
3 p.m.
1/3/2021
1:20 p.m.
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