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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. Plan to see Natural History Museum and other attractions that appeal to you using our London vacation builder.
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  • Having visited as a child and taken school groups here in the past I loved the Natural History Museum. Just visited and was shocked at the change in what was a serious institution able to educate and ...  more »
  • We included the "behind the scenes" tour of the Spirit Collection with our trip (which we prebooked - not sure if you can book on the day at the museum). Our guide, Christina, took us on a facinating ...  more »
  • Not to be missed, especially if you have kids, all phenomena are represented. Ever the nature so close at hand
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  • This museum has ample of information for everybody. Everybody could learn from these collection. I recommend this place for almost everybody who love to learn. It has a nice cafe with different foods. Of course you need to pay little bit more if you forgot to bring your lunch box.
  • Went for the ice skating and cafe, absolutely fantastic, cream tea, followed by mulled wine. A perfect Friday afternoon/evening, the museum does this every year and I love it. The museum itself is always interesting and filled with detailed and flawless exhibits. Will return again when new exhibits are on show!! :)
  • I am a wheelchair user visiting from Australia and I visited the Museum in August this year. Whilst I enjoyed seeing all the exhibits, I felt that some of the shine was taken off of it by several factors, including the lack of air conditioning on a very hot day and the fact that the crowds weren't very well controlled. The fact that the Cromwell Rd entrance was closed could also have been better publicised. My top tip: go online and do your research into which exhibits you wish to see before you arrive, as I did.
  • One of the bests natural history museums of the world. I really enjoyed our visit there, and I'm already planning our next visit for our next travel to London. We also like to thank Yuri, the volunteer from the museum who told us the background of the sabretooth skull. He was very nice and kind.
  • Exactly what you would picture a natural history museum to be- fossils, geology, biology, dinosaurs....and lots of kids! Much of the display material is geared towards children and would make a fun family day out. Dig a little deeper as a kid free adult to some of the rare fossil specimens and hummingbird collection. Free with donation recommended.