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Natural History Museum

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Open Now: 10:00 - 17:50
Open today: 10:00 - 17:50
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A center of scientific excellence in the discovery of taxonomy and biodiversity, this world-famous museum promotes the discovery and enjoyment of the natural world through such exciting exhibits as the Life and Earth Galleries, wildlife garden and...more
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Cromwell Road | South Kensington, London SW7 5BD, England
South Kensington
+44 20 7938 9123
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Reviewed today

The museum is fun and contains a lot of educational and thought provoking materials. Admission is free. Very good to visit with kids. The highlight of my trip, however, was the Wildlife Photographer of the year exhibition. If you go, book it online, don't even...More

Thank LakeSimcoeFan
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had landed from the US and our hotel room wasn’t ready yet. We walked there and went through many of the exhibits, spending over 3 hours there. Excellent gem and mineral exhibit and dinosaur exhibit. It was very crowded, as it was half-term for...More

1  Thank jaysmom03
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited on a lovely Saturday afternoon ; was a long line initially to get inside ... but was moving quickly and was well organised Once inside... truly amazing (as always). Enjoyed the new exhibitions as well.

Thank Christoph S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Fantastic museum with so much to see and do. My son 12 loves dinosaurs but was disappointed that the skeleton models where so high and not able to see them up close. Apart from that a great place to visit you need a whole day...More

Thank Katy P
Reviewed yesterday

A lot of people (slightly soggy Sunday) - perhaps too many. My niece loved the dinosaurs, and I thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful building details.

1  Thank johannebro
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great place to visit with the kids, been twice now and loved it both times. Incredible building with lots to see and do. Brilliant.

Thank LauraD-0728
Reviewed yesterday

I had little interest in the things inside the museum, I was more interested in the architecture of the building......magnificent!! It is worth a stop in just to see the first floor. I did run thru the dinosaur exhibit, wasn't too impressed....saw better skeletons and...More

1  Thank Marcia C
Reviewed yesterday

Some people online said it only took about an hour to see this whole museum. Me and a friend were there for over five hours and we only covered about two thirds of it! Some parts of the building we didn't even come close to...More

1  Thank Katla T
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stunning building , and an excellent display of unusual animals, and dinosaurs. The interactive features are great too but some could be updated as technology seems to have evolved faster in other museums . We visited on the first Sunday of half term so it...More

Thank NikkiFell
Reviewed yesterday

What a museum! Beautifully crafted animals ,tons of information on life cycles of important living creatures. Every kid would love this,and yes what a gracious building!

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South Kensington
With its ivied mews, row upon row of Poppins-esque
white washed mansions, and placid garden squares, it's
easy to see the charms of South Kensington. And with
superb access to Hyde Park, Holland Park and
Kensington Gardens, as well as the largely
child-friendly and mostly free Museum Quarter (not to
mention more major attractions like Royal Albert Hall)
such charms are easy to make the most of. As welcoming
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9 October 2018|
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Response from Daniela P | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I have not yet been to the Science Museum - but I have heard that it is not so packed than the NHM. Anyways, I think during the Weekends most of the typical tourist attractions are heavily visited. So if you can... More
25 July 2018|
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Response from rerwin | Reviewed this property |
The museum has lockers and they charge by weight. However, I would call and double check because I only saw strollers, small bags, and packages being checked in. They may not take in large suitcases due to space... More
Habib M
12 July 2018|
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Response from ElliotGallogly | Reviewed this property |
I think the human evolution/volcanoes (whichever interests you more), dinosaurs, and treasures of the world.
11 June 2018|
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Response from Allan B | Reviewed this property |
I know this has been answered but for anyone visiting the Natural History Museum, especially if the weather is not perfect, like it has been for ages now, then pop in. its always hot as that is how the Butterflies like it... More
Michelle H
28 May 2018|
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