Natural History Museum

Cromwell Road, London

4.5

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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Reviews

  • Siobhan O'Sullivan

    4
    - 07 September 2018 -

    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!!

  • Richard Levi

    5
    - 18 August 2018 -

    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!!

  • Lin Sanc

    5
    - 11 August 2018 -

    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.

  • Emilian Cebuc

    5
    - 08 August 2018 -

    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

  • Clay

    5
    - 30 July 2018 -

    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.

  • M17el M17el

    5
    - 21 July 2018 -

    Not been for quite a few years and still a joy to visit and always something additional on. This gone it was sensational butterflies which was fabulous large spacious building. Great exhibits. Free entry but the do ask for a voluntary contribution and suggest a five pound entry fee per adult. I think this is well worth it and the money is going great to a good cause for future generations.some if the exhibits are millions of years old. Definitely worth five stars.

  • Jon Shepherd

    4
    - 20 July 2018 -

    Get there early to get ahead of the queues if the best advice. Entrance is fee, but you can a donation if you wanted to. Plan ahead and look on the website for what's on and the layout of the displays. There is lots to do and see, make sure you get to all the areas, including the Hive. Staff were helpful and polite, keen to share their knowledge. We did not eat here, so unable to comment on the prices. Best comment, 'why don't they hoover the dust off the whale', no response....

  • Miles Macdonald

    5
    - 19 July 2018 -

    Lovely building and great exhibitions inside. We are one of the few countries in the World who give free access to such museums although they recommend a £5 donation. This visit I saw the exhibition "Life in the Dark" about the various environments including the deep sea and caves, where creatures exist in minimal light. Nice video on cave diving.

  • Ivory Houk

    4
    - 26 June 2018 -

    This museum is a great place to go if you have a few hours or a full day free in London! It can be a bit busy on the weekends or during summer holiday so put aside some extra time if you want to see as much as you can. The toilets are very nice but again there can be a wait during peak times during the day. There is also a decent selection of food inside the museum including pastries and cakes.

  • Tony Ridley

    5
    - 19 June 2018 -

    A real surprise package! Thoroughly enjoyed it. We stumbled upon this majestic building by chance and were drawn in. The more we explored the more we enjoyed the experience. There are wonderful sights, information and experiences at every turn. I highly recommend wandering around the grounds and taking in the external facade of the building as well as exploring the exhibits. Whether you have specific interests or a more general curiosity, wander around and be surprised by the detail and rich history of the building and the influence it has had on science and our collective evolution. The gift shop has some great products...for young and old.

  • 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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