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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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  • For all that to who you interest them science deserves the pena visit it. Only the building in itself already is a last.
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  • We actually spent more time here than any other museum we visited. We went first to the dinosaur exhibit because we heard there is usually a long line. We got lucky that day and went right in. The col...  more »
  • A real fat museum for the whole family. It's free and totally awesome. You and your children can easily get all day to go here, my girlfriend and I enjoyed to spend a few hours there!
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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.