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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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  • Dawned rainy day, so the best option dedicated to visit museums. I didn't and I was delighted. A little full since, in addition to tourists, there were plenty of colleges visiting him, but it is worth. The building is beautiful, spectacular content, especially the exhibition about dinosaurs and the area dedicated to the evolution of humanity I have loved.
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  • A must go to in London ! Despite the crowd we were able to see at our pace what we liked most ! An app is available to plan your visit before if needed !  more »
  • Lived in London for a while, first time i went in and was really glad, lots of interesting displays and you can find out some interesting information that you did not know before  more »
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  • Awesome experience here! This museum attracts all age groups. Concepts are explained so well with practical examples and interactive methods 😊 We should go through the map and visit only the places of our interest. Because the whole museum is so interesting that we get lost in thoughts seeing everything and finally realize that we have no more energy left to see other rooms. I took 5hours to see the places of my interest. There was lot more to see but I had no energy left 😄
  • Great museum. If you are really into it... this and several other museums around here can take up to several days to explore fully. Pity I did not have so much time. Huge bonus... the place is free together with the other adjoining and nearby museums. Hope it stays that way... until I am able to come again.
  • I returned here today with my family after 17 years since my last visit and little seems to have changed. The dinosaur and animals exhibit are all the same. Anything new was not free. I agree with many of the reviews uploaded here that this museum is in dire need of an update. Having said that, it is free, and the breadth of exhibits is massive, albeit they are presented poorly. Sadly most of the interactive activities didn't work and there were even some facts presented that have been surpassed by later knowledge. Lastly, we had lunch at the T-Rex Grill. The burgers and desserts were wonderful, but the waiting time for service was terrible. The staff were having a stressful time with unruly school groups, but 90 mins for a meal & desserts when we all want to be looking at the museum is bad service. There's potential here for a world class museum to be returned to former glory, but not today.
  • Great exhibitions and a fun learning environment. A must for kids who will love the experience of seeing the dinosaurs and other animals. Free entry is another plus point but they actively sell the idea of donating on entry. I recommend donating on exit after your visit when you have a better idea of what you feel your visit was worth. Unfortunately during my visit several lifts were out of order making access to some sections impossible for those with disabilities or small children.
  • I absolutely love this museum. My little boy (five years old) really loves going here and is obsessed with dinosaurs. So taking him here is always a treat. I cannot fault this museum, it's free after all. I tend to prefer this to the Science museum. But honestly both are great and very educational for both kids and grown ups.
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