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Natural History Museum, London - Address, Phone Number

Address: Natural History Museum, Cromwell Rd, London SW7 5BD, United Kingdom

Phone: +44-2079425000

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 10:00 am - 05:50 pm Details

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About Natural History Museum, London

The Natural History Museum in London is of the largest of its kind in the world. It contains the most impressive and well-preserved objects of natural historical importance from around the world. The museum is brimming with objects of interest that are sure to enrich your knowledge of the world. It is a great place for all age groups who are even slightly interested in theories such as evolution and discoveries related to the ancient world.

Some of the most interesting items on display are:

  • The Iguanodon Teeth: Some of the earliest evidences of the existence of dinosaurs that mankind has ever found.
  • The First edition copy of Charles Darwin’s “Origin of Species”.
  • A fossil of the Archaeopteryx
  • An emperor Penguin Egg
  • Alfred Russell Wallace’s colossal collection of insects.

Be sure to also check out their extensive mineral collection which is unlike any other in this world. Another very special feature is the Darwin Gallery where you can see science in action. It is amazing because here, you along with your kids can learn a lot of theories through fun activities. The collection of the Natural History Museum is one of the best-preserved and well-respected in the world and is surely something you should put on your itinerary. Natural History Museum is one of the main tourist attractions to visit and should definitely feature in you London itinerary for  3 days and London Itinerary 10 Days.

The natural history museum of London is a world class museum that offers a combination of learning and fun. Enrich your knowledge by getting Natural History Museum tickets and learn like never before. Tickets for Natural History Museum are also available over the counter, however, when you buy tickets for Natural history museum tours, you get the chance to enlighten yourself further. Natural history museum ticket prices could never have been this affordable.

Natural History Museum Information

  • Temporary exhibitions may be charged.
  • On entry to the Museum your bags and other personal items will be inspected. Air-port style security checks are conducted so avoid taking any sharp items or spray containers to the museum.
  • The Cromwell entrance has 10 steps whereas the Exhibition Road entrance is entirely step free. Wheelchair access is possible inside the museum too.

Natural History Museum Ticket Prices

  • Please keep checking the website for prices of temporary exhibitions.

How To reach Natural History Museum by Public Transport

  • Bus Routes 14, 49, 70, 74, 345, 414 and C1. Bus 360 stops at the Exhibition Road entrance.
  • Underground: South Kensington Station- Use District, Circle or Piccadilly lines.

Restaurants Near Natural History Museum

  • Gail’s South Kensington
  • ComptoirLibanais
  • South Kensington
  • Khan’s of Kensington

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  • I can't but admire all the work people put in this huge space. It's a great place for families/kids to learn and have fun day. The place is quite safe to let them go - but keep an eye on them as they get very inventive :-) Staff are friendly and always helpful. You can easily spent the whole day in there - cafe or restaurant offer a great range to choose from - food quality is great - not cheap as you would expect in McDonald but not very expensive either. Overall great experience. Giving it only 4 stars though as I think there are too many "hands on" activities that actually do not work, a lot of permanent exhibitions are aging a bit and obviously to maintain it all costs a lot of money - so if you can, support them, they can't do it without us and I still think you get a lot to see/learn for free entry. If you are a paying member, you get to see much much more. Great investment for Londoners. Worth the trip for everyone else.

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  • I would go so far as to say that the Natural History Museum is probably my favourite museum in the world. The building itself is stunning and the permanent exhibitions are well laid out, informative and interactive. The museum also has a range of temporary exhibitions which change on a regular basis (take note that although the museum and permanent exhibitions are free, these temporary exhibits can only be entered by purchasing separate tickets). There are a number of gift shops selling a range of different items depending on the area of the museum they are based in, and a centrally located cafe with public restrooms. During the festive period there is also an ice rink outside of the museum (this is at an extra cost) The museum is easily accessible via tube and is also within walking distance of the science museum and the V&A museum.

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  • Incredible, world class museum. Upon entry you're usually met with someone shouting please donate here but it's a worthy cause and you can see how much work has gone into the exhibitions. The only issue I had was the massive lack of octopuses 🐙 if they can sort that out of would be perfect! There are currently extra payed exhibitions on for venom and whales. They cost £12 a pop for adults. If you're local I'd personally recommend getting a membership as you're not only supporting the institute but get great privileges. We spent about two and a half hours waking around as we were short on time but you could easily spend double that. There is also a cafe located near the beginning and the prices are very reasonable. You can walk around the place with a drink which is nice but I think you're not allowed to take them into special exhibitions. Lots of interactive displays like the earthquake simulator and rock formation spinners, so it's great for keeping the kids entertained as well as adults. If you're stopping in London, definitely make the effort, and make sure you find the T-Rex!

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  • One of my favourite museums. I have been coming here since I was a child and I have always loved it. I'm really happy the things have been updated and changed. Hintze Hall is now amazing. I have also taken the 'behind the scenes' tour which was really interesting and I well worth the price. Another excellent reason to visit is that's it's free!

  • Fantastic place to visit. Family friendly, child friendly and very informative/ educational. The museum is spilt into various sections (dinosaurs, ice age, humans, insect...) and is vast. Easy to get lost. Lots of interactive sections with pictures and life size models to make the experience even more special. This is my favourite museum and I have visited twice with friends and family

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