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 above.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: No

Currently Closed

Hours This Week:
  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 5:50 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 5:50 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 5:50 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 5:50 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:50 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:50 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:50 PM

Address: Cromwell Rd, Kensington, London SW7 5BD, UK

Phone: 020 7942 5000

Official Website: Natural History Museum London


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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Rated 4.7 out of 5Natural History Museum Star Rating

5 Star Rating One of my favourite places to visit as my Nan always brought me here as a child, but even now I’m older it’s still as good and enjoy bringing people here for a wander. Great for all ages it’s free to get in (although is an option to donate :) ) amazing choice and quality in the cafe definitely a must do in London!

Lizz Warren - 7 days ago

4 Star Rating It was really good. I got to see and learned about some animals that I never knew about. It's amazing to see the good job that have been done there. It is important to visit places like that, especially with kids, they will always love it. I got to see the human body and it way of functioning. The museum is really big, I didn't get to visit the whole place. I love it

Ambith Suzane - 9 days ago

5 Star Rating A very impressive museum. The Natural History Museum is set up very well for children. I visited on a Saturday, which was (as expected) very busy, particularly with young families visiting. Try and get there as early as possible to beat the line up. I arrived at 10:30am and it was fine, however by midday it was the line was very long. The building is beautiful. The ice rink also looked like a lot of fun.

Noral Piers-Blundell - 10 days ago

5 Star Rating This museum is more than perfect. I love all the section. Dinosaurs, birds, fossils, all creatures... There is earthquake simulation from Kobe Japan. You can feel the earthquake higher than 7 Richter. I like world's treasures section as well. I want to visit again and again. Highly recommended.

Aysun kılıç - 26 days ago

5 Star Rating The Natural World displayed at its finest. Highly educational for all ages. Extremely interactive. Packed with fascinating stuff. Free entry - contributions encouraged. Easy access. Fabulous ice-rink livens up the cold winter months.

roland j. ruttledge Local Guide - 29 days ago


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

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