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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Natural History Museum Reviews
I had an amazing time over here and I will rank it very highly .also this place is definitely very famous with the locals more »
The Natural History Museum in London is a great place to visit, for any age. There are wonderful displays of huge skeletons of dinosaurs and huge sea life plus models of a number of extinct creatures.... more »
so fascinating to see all the different exhibitions - my younger siblings really enjoyed this a lot - was good to let them learn more »
The building it self is an architectural marvel. It is an amazing structure. All the exhibits are very much informative and has great educational value. Without any difference every one can have a very good time at the museum.Section on dinosaurs give us a true picture on the subject. It can not be finished in one day because so much of items exhibits in this museum. Live like structure of T. Rex dinosaurs is amazing. Although it is such an amazing place to visit it's entrance is free of charge. But if you are willing you can give a donation.
One of the greatest natural history museums. Amazing collection of fossils and information. It's free but donations are naturally appreciated. Even just to come in the main hall and to see the skeleton of the blue whale is worth it. Not to mention that the building itself is beautiful to look at, and is wonderful to stroll around inside. If you enjoy museums, natural history, architecture, you must visit here while in London!
This is my favorite museum in London. There’s so much science condensed in one building. We went with two small children and they were as excited as we were. Allow at least three hours here to do a quick skim but I am sure you need more time. There’s also a nice cafe right inside that has sandwiches, desserts, coffee and refreshments. There is also so many other museums in the area.
By far this was my favourite museum. They did not lack when it came to variety of exhibits, the showcase had a wide range. It was very interactive and informative, would be fun especially for children. The toilets were okay, not so clean but not so dirty but the queue was long. Overall, it was a great experience. No problems commuting there as it is accessible by bus, train or foot.
A truly magical place for old and young. This place just keeps giving and with regular events and exhibitions there is always something you won't have seen. The building itself is simply stunning and the natural stone is filled with thousands of colours. One of London's best FREE attractions. You do need a whole day to see everything properly, but being free you can spread over multiple days if needed.
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