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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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  • Loved this museum! There's so much to see! If you're interested in dinosaurs, stones and evolution, you'll find this place very interesting! They have quite the collection on stones, rocks and etc. Also, they have some of Charles Darwin things such as notes, tools and more. It was winter time when we went and they had an ice rink right outside the museum entrance. Really cool to at least watch! Definitely worth the visit! The visit is free but it's recommended to make a donation.
  • Great museum with so much to see. Went here as a kid and some things haven't changed whereas many areas are new and exciting. The cocoon was really interesting and made me wish I'd become a scientist! The mammals area could do with a bit of updating and a clean - lots of dust on the exhibits suspended from the ceilings. Had freshly made pizza in the T-rex restaurant which was delicious and reasonably priced. Great day out. Wear comfy shoes - you'll definitely meet your fitness watch steps quota here!!
  • It's easy to see why this is one of the top attractions in London. Not only is the actual museum building totally incredible and jaw-droppingly constructed, but the actual exhibits are just superb - even without Dippy. There's something for every age, and there's just not enough time in the day to see it all. Also, it's totally FREE!! Although donations are appreciated. Gift shops offer high quality merchandise and the food offerings (we ate in the T Rex Grill) weren't extortionately priced and were of relatively high quality. A great day out and an attraction not to be missed!!
  • I love museums. There is so much to see and to learn about, but the best part about this museum is that it is free. I'm fortunate enough to be within walking distance, so I come here often. There is something for everyone here. Whether you like dinosaurs, gemstones, earthquakes, or human anatomy, this museum has it. Admittedly, the dinosaur area is designed to be extremely kid-friendly, but that didn't make it any less impressive. Every time I visit, there is something amazing to see that I missed before. You could spend days here and still not see everything.
  • Loved every single part of this museum. It looks amazing from the outside, but on the inside it what's what. Great collection of animals of all species, the dinosaurs in particular are quite something. Some of the stands have dust and you can tell they're old and long time unopened, but it's nothing to complain about. Brilliant museum that I'd recommend to everyone to visit. Maybe just one thing: too many kids. Way too many. I understand it's kids- and family-friendly, but then there should be a max limit of people in the building for a certain period of time. Especially perhaps during the peak times. Otherwise you kinda are surrounded by kids at all time, playing, running, not paying attention to their surroundings and people, and it's dangerous
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