Natural History Museum London

The Natural History Museum in London will enlighten and amaze you with its renowned collection of 70 million specimens from around the planet

Exterior of the Natural History Museum
Exterior of the Natural History Museum cc licensed photo by Steve Cadman

Once you get over the amazing terracotta facade and Victorian architecture of the Natural History Museum in London, you will be able to explore the incredible and renowned collection of specimens located inside.

The Museum is divided into four zones, each with many galleries representing Botany, Entomology, Mineralogy, Palaentology, and Zoology. The display of dinosaur skeletons is renowned. In addition to the displays the museum has a variety of events and activities each day ranging from talks and tours to films.

Since the Natural History Museum is a public museum it has free admission to all of its permanent galleries. This alone makes it a great place to visit, especially when travelling on a budget.

The Natural History Museum is open daily from 10 am to 5:30 pm except on December 24-26th.

This museum is located at the intersection of Cromwell and Exhibition Road adjacent to both the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Science Museum, so you may want to consider visiting them while in the area.

For more information about the Natural History Museum as well as exhibitions and hours see the official website link below.

Facts For Your Visit

Official Website: Natural History Museum London

Fee: No

Closed Now

Regular Hours:
Hours may be subject to change. Please verify on the official website, especially where Covid restrictions are in effect.

  • Monday: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Tuesday: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thursday: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Friday: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Saturday: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Sunday: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

Category: Museums

Address: Cromwell Road
London SW7 5BD
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 20 7942 5000

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5 Star Rating One of the best place to explore our history. This museum has so many different species bones which were retrieved from different places which was quite... Read More

Sai P. Oct-04-2021

4 Star Rating The Natural History Museum is a massive museum with exhibitions on the solar system, human and animal evolution, volcanoes and earthquakes, geology and... Read More

Kevin B. Aug-26-2021

5 Star Rating I still can't not get over the fact that London museums are FREE to visit. How incredible is that?! We loved that we could pop in the Natural History Museum... Read More

Niki B. Dec-29-2020

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Directions

Tube Line Nearest Station Walking Time
District, Circle and Piccadilly LinesSouth Kensington Station5 MInutes

How to get to Natural History Museum London by Tube

From South Kensington Station exit onto Thurloe Street and walk to your right (east) ½ block to Exhibition Road and follow it north, then go left on Cromwell Road. The museum is just ahead on your right.

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Taking a look around the exhibits inside the Natural History Museum in London

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