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Natural History Museum, London
(4.5/5 based on 20,000+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Saturday Night and Ice Skating at the Natural History Museum London!!!!! What a great crack,laugh and way to work those leg muscles!!!! Well enough organised and anyone who says they need more than a ...  more »
  • Where do I start, this museum is brilliant. It will take at least a day to see part of it, so be realistic and on your first visit perhaps plan what you want to do. It may be best to confine yourself ...  more »
  • What an incredible day we had here. We spent a full day and still didn't get to see everything. Would definitely recommend to others. Only down side is food and drink are a bit prices, but when you co...  more »
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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.