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Natural History Museum, London

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Natural History Museum houses one of the world's largest collections of natural history specimens. Here you can see 70 million specimens in the fields of botany, entomology, mineralogy, paleontology, and zoology. The vast collection makes it impossible to view everything on one visit, so consider a few of the highlights. You can choose from dinosaur skeletons, fossils, taxidermied specimens of large mammals, and artwork featuring exotic animals, among many other displays. Whichever exhibits you put on your list, make sure to include Treasures. This exhibit features specimens that the museum selected from its exhaustive collection for their scientific, historical, aesthetic, and cultural importance. You can visit permanent exhibits for free, but temporary exhibits have an associated fee. Use our London trip itinerary planning tool to add Natural History Museum and other attractions to your London vacation plans.
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  • You can spend hrs here - there is so much to see and read and it's brilliant for kids of all ages. The building is stunning too. 
    You can spend hrs here - there is so much to see and read and it's brilliant for kids of all ages. The building is stunning too.  more »
  • Perfect day out with family. In a week day it was not too busy. Amazing building and exhibits. Children loved every bit of the museum, we spent more time than we intended. 
    Perfect day out with family. In a week day it was not too busy. Amazing building and exhibits. Children loved every bit of the museum, we spent more time than we intended.  more »
  • First time visiting this place despite been to London for years. The entrance is quite impressive, one takes the escalator up the main hall. There's an impressive blue whale skeleton that's the main.....  more
    First time visiting this place despite been to London for years. The entrance is quite impressive, one takes the escalator up the main hall. There's an impressive blue whale skeleton that's the main.....  more »
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  • It is big and if you are serious ,it takes lots of time. Plan spending at least half a day. There are some good collections of Dinosaurs, fossils, displays, movies, Live models and the museum store has massive collections. In fact there are more than one shop inside. The learning value is immense. The planet, animals, rocks, fossils, movies, displays one can spend hours devouring the huge amount of knowledge of past, present and the future. A lot of school children were visiting and that is a good thing . Seriously its well curated, designed and display quality is exceptional. It is unique in many ways. Just have the time and patience. Keep the camera ready. Photography is freely permitted and encouraged. There are multiple floors to explore.
  • Great place to see history of life and human. Very informative. Free entry for all age groups. We loved it. It is great for all age groups. Few interactive services were non operational and few need some instruction to use for first timers however it is great overall. Please expect 2 hrs for a visit with moderate details and 3 hrs for a detailed visit.
  • Lovely place and highly educative. You can easily spend few days inside if you're a museum lover. Red zone is a must explaining volcanoes and earthquakes, earth's crust, human evolution should not be missed. Better to give the dinosaur exhibit a miss if busy. Wildlife garden is a definite miss. The new block - Darwin Centre's Cocoon, where there were more innovative and technologically advanced exhibits, was surprisingly quiet.
  • Great museum in a fantastic building and its free! There is a lot to see here and you can wonder around for a good amount of hours. The museum has a big mineral and diamond collection, the most impressive of which are located in "the vault". These are impressive to look at! Some parts of the museum are a bit dated though. There are also a lot of kids inside.
  • A beautiful museum for kids and adults. Never gets old. You need a minimum of 4 hours, if you just want to visit main areas (with a break in between). Lovely cafe with a variety of sandwiches, drinks and sweets. Lifts available for easy access to higher floors. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff throughout the museum. Make sure to book your free ticket online, as sometimes there aren't walk in spaces specially on busy days.

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