Natural History Museum

Cromwell Road, London


The Natural History Museum in London is a museum that exhibits a range of specimens from various segments of natural history. In The beginning it was a department of the British museum, then got separate, getting more and more popularity among the tourists. The museum is home to life and earth science specimens comprising some 80 million items within five main collections: botany, entomology, mineralogy, paleontology and zoology. The museum is a world-renowned centre of research specialising in taxonomy, identification and conservation. Given the age of the institution, many of the collections have great historical as well as scientific value. The museum is particularly famous for its exhibition of dinosaur skeletons and ornate architecture, which gives an imagination of a natural cathedral. The Natural history museum is divided into zones. They are 4: red zone green zone, blue zone, orange zone. And each of zones have it’s different exhibitions. For example The earth lab and visions of Earth In the red zone, birds and ecology in the green zone, or the fish and human biology in the blue zone.

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Open Hours:

  • Mon

    10:00 - 17:50

  • Tue

    10:00 - 17:50

  • Wed

    10:00 - 17:50

  • Thu

    10:00 - 17:50

  • Fri

    10:00 - 17:50

  • Sat

    10:00 - 17:50

  • Sun

    10:00 - 17:50

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  • Nick Townsend

    - 26 May 2018 -

    One of the worlds greatest natural history museums. The building itself is beautiful, the painted ceilings and tile work are amazing. The items on display are mostly shown well and have ample information. The scope of items on display is amazing. My favourite part of the museum is the geology section which I think still has that Victorian feel to it and is usually very quit and tranquil. Get there early if you want to visit any of the newer interactive displays/exhibits like the Earth section, before screaming hoards of school children get there.

  • Bev Shaw

    - 24 May 2018 -

    One of my favourite places to visit, I've been many times in my lifetime and visited again a few weeks ago for my birthday with my boyfriend. Truly an awe inspiring place, if you can it is best to come at off peak times to avoid the crowds. First thing is if you are visiting between April and mid September I'd recommend the butterfly walk just outside the front of the museum, it's only £6.50 for an adult, they do have family ticket options, and it's so amazing, filled with butterflies and plenty of space to enjoy them. We even saw multiple pairs mating or laying eggs this time. The red zone with all the rocks, minerals and science behind it is so fascinating and I feel every time I go I learn something new. The earthquake simulator is fantastic too! The collection of stuffed animals is also great with beautiful specimens, especially the hummingbird cabinet.

  • Maya

    - 23 May 2018 -

    Beautiful building with great displays: the blue whale skeleton is awe inspiring. Their collection of stuffed animals is amazing. There is also a room with pickled things in jars! The Sensational Butterflies pavilion is open on the Museum's east lawn until 16 September 2018. Go see the butterflies first, you can skip the queue for the main museum with your ticket!

  • Akash Kamat

    - 13 May 2018 -

    An awesome place to visit for people of all ages. The dinosaur area is great with all the moving structures replicating dinosaur movements and is a favourite among children. Other places are great too like the natural rocks and specially the vault with all the gemstones and all. The mathematics zone is great with instruments and the area filled with watches, clocks and other time pieces is a treat for horologists. A must-visit museum for anyone visiting London.

  • Arpitha A.C.

    - 08 May 2018 -

    Awesome experience here! This museum attracts all age groups. Concepts are explained so well with practical examples and interactive methods 😊 We should go through the map and visit only the places of our interest. Because the whole museum is so interesting that we get lost in thoughts seeing everything and finally realize that we have no more energy left to see other rooms. I took 5hours to see the places of my interest. There was lot more to see but I had no energy left 😄

  • Khairil Ismail

    - 11 April 2018 -

    Great museum. If you are really into it... this and several other museums around here can take up to several days to explore fully. Pity I did not have so much time. Huge bonus... the place is free together with the other adjoining and nearby museums. Hope it stays that way... until I am able to come again.

  • David C

    - 29 January 2018 -

    Great place out for a few hours out as a couple, by yourself or as a family. Lots of different exciting exhibits that you can learn a lot from. The only problem we had was a lot of people in a single area at a time so made it hard to move around and see everything. Also a few members of staff just sitting around with there headphones in but all in all a good place to visit in London, especially with the free entry.

  • Tonia Garrett

    - 24 January 2018 -

    Fabulous place, you can spend all day here and be totally engrossed in all the exhibits and things to do. A great place to take your kids or lose yourself just for the day. Full of fun and interesting things to see and seems to have such a lot of different sections to it. Absolutely love the geological part of the museum, so different to what it was years ago but really well worth visiting.

  • Liam O'Halloran

    - 09 January 2018 -

    Absolutely amazing and breathtaking. I had heard so many amazing things about the Museum, but they didn’t even come close. Pros: - Clean - Beautiful Architecture (you could spend all day there just looking at it). - Amazing animals on display and with great information. - Friendly and knowledgeable staff Cons: - add a couple more signs to help people navigate.

  • Cristina Rodrigo Nieto

    - 05 January 2018 -

    Great place and gorgeous building. And... it's free! To start with, the building is astonishing both from the outside and the inside. There is a large amount of material and information to process in the museum so to see it all you would need a good number of hours. The dinosaurs bit is my favourite part. So many things to see! The only bad thing is that we had to queue outside for a long while and still there was too many people inside so sometimes it was too packed to enjoy it fully. But overall, 100% recommendable.

  • Luis Buchelli

    - 28 May 2018 -

    dinosaurs are extremely super mega hyper awesome!!!!

  • Дмитрий Налбат

    - 19 May 2018 -

    There is grate

  • Guy

    - 06 May 2018 -

    Beautiful building, stunning architecture. Some exhibits are paid for but there's plenty of free stuff to do inside. You can spend all day here!

  • Richard Dickins

    - 27 April 2018 -

    slightly disappointing really. Dinosaur section was dark, enclosed, lots of text on the walls and not much in the way of Dinos, except for T-Rex. Very popular. Butterfly Exhibit great! Could be better

  • Bon Chantawibul

    - 25 April 2018 -

    Impressive space and amazing range of their collection

  • James Paterson

    - 01 April 2018 -

    Went to one of the lates. The architecture of the building in side and out is something to behold. Visited the Wild Life Photography exhibition which was incredible.

  • ирина саминская

    - 31 March 2018 -

    Great impression but so many people every-time. Best time for visit is after lunch

  • J L

    - 30 March 2018 -

    Earth Hall, Dinosaurier, ELAN

  • S A

    - 29 March 2018 -

    Every corner and every corridor is full of interesting displays. Except for the birds section. I don’t care much for birds.

  • Łukasz Tyrała

    - 29 March 2018 -

    Gets really crowded in the noon, especially on weekends.

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