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Natural History Museum
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US$24.21*
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London Night Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #12 of 1,718 things to do in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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 geological collections.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 21 June 2014

Very crowded with school groups, but still an enjoyable experience overall. There is an outdoor area where little ones can burn off energy, which is nice. We enjoyed the minerals exhibit. Lots of animals, etc to keep children (and adults) entertained and informed. There is a cafe inside which had a great deal of food to choose from, including vegetarian items such as hummus wraps.

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Reviewed 21 June 2014

The Natural History Museum in London is one of the best of its kind. If you're interested in biology, geology, mineralogy, palaeontology or anything related to those sciences, I recommend to make a visit.

Keep in mind that the museum hosts and impressionable biodiversity which is consist of millions of species, collected from every part of this world. You hardly will be able to see everything in just one single day.

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Reviewed 20 June 2014

- Go the last two hours of the day. The museum is absolutely packed with school children on field trips every day of the week. So instead of going at the very beginning of the day to "beat the crowds," strategically visit the museum once the kids return home from school. This way you can actually move through the exhibits without fighting off frustrated chaperones or massive clusters of teenagers. The museum is open from 10:00am-5:30pm.

- Go in the side entrance by the Science Museum. Most people line up at the main door and wait hours to get in while there is nearly no line at the small side entrance.

- Other than the dinos, there isn't a massive attraction at the museum. Most of the exhibits are dated and the animals' vibrant colors faded. Instead of planning out exactly what you want to see throughout the museum, I would recommend casually strolling through this one. You really won't miss much. But it is a great place to tuck inside if it is raining or for a bathroom break.

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Reviewed 19 June 2014

There were such diverse artefacts and specimens with such a wide range of animals. The exhibition was well divided into different eras. The animals were fascinating. The place was well sign posted for getting between one area to the next. Had a very enjoyable time here. There was no entrance fee too.

1  Thank Bel C
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Reviewed 19 June 2014

Unfortunately the Museum closes very early so GO EARLY to avoid disappointment like myself. Queued up for ages to see the dinosaur exhibit (worth it) and unfortunately only saw very little of the rest of the museum due to this. Oh well, partly my fault. i'd definitely go back and it's free in so for these reasons I recommend this museum.

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