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Natural History Museum, London

(4.5/5 based on 22,000+ 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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  • The museum was busy with Easter holidays and there were long queues on the day we visited. There is a lot to see and its exciting. The children really had a good time. Spending a lot of time at the Hu...  more »
  • Charming, inside and out! It's amazing that a museum with this quality have free entry. Suitable for adults and children. Run the souvenir shops that are a doom almost as large as the museum itself.
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  • Very nice Museum by its content and its quite fun setting for children a very popular dinosaur sector is very well done with impressive parts. Big downside: the world that takes away a big part of the fun.
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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.