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Natural History Museum

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Closed Now: 10:00 am - 5:50 pm
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A center of scientific excellence in the discovery of taxonomy and biodiversity, this world-famous museum promotes the discovery and enjoyment of the natural world through such exciting exhibits as the Life and Earth Galleries, wildlife garden and...more
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Cromwell Road | South Kensington, London SW7 5BD, England
South Kensington
+44 20 7938 9123
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Reviewed yesterday

The architecture of this building was stunning. The exhibits were plentiful and the collections were expansive. Best of all it is FREE. Great activity for all ages.

Thank carribeandreams
Reviewed yesterday

Visited here recently and what could have been an amazing informative experience was marred by the huge volumes of people. The dinosaur bit in particular was mobbed! There are some brilliant displays and exhibits but getting near them to view or read them was tricky....More

Thank CraigN76
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were out for a day out and decided to pop in for something different to do. The amount of information they have is incredible and there's a lot to learn about prehistoric animals and history. Was amazing to see the different creatures. Will defiantly...More

Thank staceyjanep2018
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A fun free day out! You can donate some money on entry if you wish but you don’t have to. Lots of things to see and do while you are in there. Would recommend a visit!

Thank Flobbb
Reviewed 2 days ago

went here with my nephew primarily so he could see the dinosaurs - dinosaurs bit was rammed and didnt really have time to look at what he wanted to see as you had to keep moving - we also enjoyed the creepy crawlies part of...More

Thank scottishtraveller74
Reviewed 2 days ago

There is always something new to find in the outside architecture - look for the lions and wolves prowling around the parapets and all of the amazing carvings in most of the columns and window surrounds. Most amazing place! You need to go many times...More

Thank greatwells
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Saw the blue whales 🐳 bone hanging up in the roof, dinosaur 🦖 bones 10ft high above your head, crazy half cut tree bigger than your house , mineral stone halfcuts , komodo samples from indonesia, darwin section , great souvenirs shop for the kids...More

1  Thank Arno F
Reviewed 2 days ago

What a great collection to see. We went with our children and they enjoyed all sections of this museum. Free admission, but entry with security check. Open daily from 10 to 5. Lot of special exhibitions, events, seminars, etc apart from regular display. School trips...More

1  Thank ranjanapathak
Reviewed 2 days ago

It's a magnificent museum with lots to see. From natural stones/gems to dinosaur fossils. It's a great learning experience for everyone, especially families and children. Visited a few times as once is not enough to see everything.

Thank AKat93
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The skeletons of dinosaurs that once walked the earth are a must see and the Darwin centre. Only let down is the garden was not well kept and over grown.

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South Kensington
With its ivied mews, row upon row of Poppins-esque
white washed mansions, and placid garden squares, it's
easy to see the charms of South Kensington. And with
superb access to Hyde Park, Holland Park and
Kensington Gardens, as well as the largely
child-friendly and mostly free Museum Quarter (not to
mention more major attractions like Royal Albert Hall)
such charms are easy to make the most of. As welcoming
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9 October 2018|
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Response from John B | Reviewed this property |
Weekdays are best. Packed on the week end. John
25 July 2018|
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Response from rerwin | Reviewed this property |
The museum has lockers and they charge by weight. However, I would call and double check because I only saw strollers, small bags, and packages being checked in. They may not take in large suitcases due to space... More
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13 July 2018|
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Response from ElliotGallogly | Reviewed this property |
I think the human evolution/volcanoes (whichever interests you more), dinosaurs, and treasures of the world.