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Wildlife Photographer of the Year

The world-renowned Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition is on loan from the Natural History Museum in London.

                                                                                                                                                                           Image: Max Waugh

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The 59th edition of this annual exhibition will once again feature exceptional images which capture fascinating animal behaviour, spectacular species and the breathtaking diversity of the natural world. Using photography’s unique emotive power to engage and inspire audiences, the images shine a light on stories and species around the world and encourage a future of advocating for the planet.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the most prestigious photography event of its kind, providing a global platform that showcases some of the best photography talent from around the world for over 55 years. Launching in 1965, today the competition receives entries from over 90 countries all over the world, highlighting its enduring appeal.

Ticket & Booking Information

All tickets include entry to see Dippy which is free for visitors. With the planet facing urgent biodiversity and climate crises, both Dippy and Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibitions explore these themes in greater detail to inspire change. Book your slot to see the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition and you can see Dippy before or afterwards.

Even though there are booking slots, visitors can stay and enjoy the exhibition for as long as they wish.

Price range from free to £7.50 per ticket, with group tickets available. GoCV and GoCV+ card holders and students, please bring proof of concession when visiting.

Book your Wildlife Photographer of the Year and Dippy tickets by visiting



Can you pay on the day for the exhibition?

Yes, tickets can be brought on the day via the iPad provided, on a visitor’s phone, or in the shop (card and cash). Please note you will need to present proof of Go CV cards upon arrival.


How do I book tickets for a carer?

Carers can book the Go CV + ticket on the Dippy in Coventry website or on the day. This allows them to gain free access to the exhibition, however they will need to show proof they are a carer upon entry.


What age qualifies for concession?

Qualifying age for concession is 65 and over.


If I am running late, will I still get access to the exhibition?

Yes, visitors will still be able to access the exhibition. The time slots are every 45 minutes from 10:00am until 2.30pm. Visitors can stay in the exhibition as long as they wish.


Can I add tickets to my online booking?

Tickets can be brought on the day via the iPad provided, on a visitor’s phone, or in the shop.


If I cannot book tickets online, is there an alternative option?

The shop will be selling tickets, this will be card and cash payments


What entrance will be used to access the gallery?

Visitors can either enter via “Bayley Lane” or the “Dippy” entrance, with the exhibition space being on the first floor.


Do Art Pass and Museum Association member card holders receive discounted admission to the exhibition?

Art pass and Museum Association card holders can receive a discount by booking on the normal GO CV rates. Proof of card is required upon entry.


Do you offer a group price?

Yes, we currently offer a group price for university and college students - 10 people for £40


Do customers get a discount on day passes to Coventry Transport Museum?

Yes, customers who purchase a WPY ticket can receive a 50% discount to Coventry Transport Museum. To claim, please show your WPY ticket to the front desk when you arrive at the Transport museum.

                            Image: Alex Mustard                                    Image: Solvin Zankl                              Image: Bruno D'Amicis