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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 Tickets Prices

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

How To Get To 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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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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  • I really don't understand how someone can rate this museum any stars under 5. It is a great place, lots of animals to see, dinosaurs, sea life, amazing building, free entrance, what else would you want? I really love the place, no negative apart from the restaurants which can be expensive for some. But bring your own snack and you will be fine. Highly recommended for both children and adults. My daughter loved it. Everyday she is saying she wants to go back to see the dinosaurs. Make sure you allocate plenty of time as it is very big with many things to see. We spent 3 hours and didn't manage to see all of it. We will return to finish and visit the science museum. We have been on a working day so not so busy. Not sure about the weekends but might be busier than normal.

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  • Amazing museum, free entry but with this often means plenty of people. Attend if possible on a working day, I probably wouldn't go on a weekend due to this factor. However, this place is literally incredible. Visited here at school, as an adult and still love it. Spectacular building, exhibitions etc. However, do note that some of the exhibitions inside (I wanted to see the wildlife photography exhibition) but for one adult ticket it was almost £30!

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  • A truly marvellous museum amongst marvellous museums. Grand, impressive and well stocked with many of the wonders of nature. Some of it seems a little dumbed down (like the volcano zone) and when the crowds start pouring in - drawn perhaps as much by (that rarity in London) the free entry as by the wonders within - it can be as busy as any tube station in the rush hour and just as (im)polite. A fantastic destination and highly recommended. But I would happily pay £50 - £100 to view this museum on a limited attendance evening (say 1000 people), so I could soak in the exhibits without being bumped, rushed or pushed in front of.

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  • Words don't often escape me, but trying to find ample ones to describe this place, they do. I go here as often as life allows, and I am left in awe each and every time I walk through the front doors into the majestic entry hall - greeted by the sight of Darwin himself. There's something for everyone, and defy anyone to not lose themselves here for hours on end. Easily the best money vs. time investment in the whole of London (it's free!)...

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  • I've adored this place for many years and will continue to do so! One of my favorite places to visit in London. Magnificent building and museum that is great for people of all ages. Food is a bit on the pricey side so I tend to bring my own lunch.

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