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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 yesterday via mobile

Most interesting museum with a lot of history information included. The building itself was worth a visit, not to speak about the collection. The specimen were nicely shown, but I could not find easily if there were some means of getting more information about some...More

1  Thank MarkkuJ60
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a fabulous place. From the minute you walk into the door this museum is a wow! Free admission means it’s super busy at all times but try to go close to opening or later in the day. Give yourself plenty of time to explore

1  Thank Mirelle1969
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There are so many fascinating things to see here, but probably the most interesting of all is the dinosaur collection. Wow!

1  Thank Keith H
Reviewed yesterday

Always lots of wonderful exhibits to visit. Particularly recommend the Wildlife Photography Exhibit which runs every year.

Thank londoncityeats
Reviewed yesterday

We spent the day at the museum walking round and round viewing the same exhibits as everything was so interesting There is a cafe there for a break for the adults and plenty of toilet facilities to see everything you have to spend at least...More

Thank celine r
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Although very busy we loved our time there. The cafe was reasonable with friendly staff. The exhibitions are truly historically impressive and important. Both my younger son and teenager found the place mesmerising. The entrance is free but donations are requested which we liked.

1  Thank Katrine G
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The natural history museum is a lovely, educational experience for all ages. I think it’s mostly catered to young children, however. Many of the figurines of animals were faded and outdated and made it feel like less of a modern experience. Great toys bags though!

Thank PoleSofie
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Natural History Museum was the last place I visited in London prior to leaving for Heathrow. It was a Friday so I didn’t think that they would be that busy but I forgot about the school groups. They were everyone and had no supervision....More

1  Thank jehenson81
Reviewed yesterday

We loved the natural phenomena explained through really good displays and animation. Loved the earthquake experience. We planned only 5 hours for it, but it was clear that we needed more time. Suggest a full day :)

1  Thank ozwanderer2018
Reviewed yesterday

Must visit place to visit whilst in London. If you have kids along, you definitely need to plan and visit. So much to see and learn. Even a day is less to explore the entire section within the museum. Hence the reason to plan this...More

1  Thank rajeshnair525
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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 John B | Reviewed this property |
Weekdays are best. Packed on the week end. John
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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Response from Heather K | Reviewed this property |
Free to enter, often should there be a specialist section or exhibition , there is a cost of approx. £6.00. Often this is not worth it, as there is so much within the normal exhibitions to view.