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

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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 This really is a world class place with some amazing things. The only thing is i prefer the old dinosaur ,which they replaced with the 🐋whale 🐳at the main entrance. To be honest it's not comparable. But it's still a fun and interesting place to explore especially the dinosaur section...just be careful you don't get eaten....(if this was helpful press the like button.😆 )Do you need a guide in real life, interested in discounts ,travel, tickets, eating 2for1 offers hire me for day. Use the Q&A to message me.

Rhino U.K. - 1 day ago

5 Star Rating Natural History Museum is an excellent day out for the family. We have been to Natural History Museum few times. Every time we visit here it is like exploring the place for the first time. The kids love the exhibits and specially Andy's Clock. The eating options here are good as well.

A Niyaz - 6 days ago

5 Star Rating Great experience! I enjoyed every minute of it! The family show at Attenborough Studio is fantastic and breath-taking. Lots of activities and interactions. This museum trip is a lot better than what I’ve thought! Strong recommendation.

UKLondon Shop - 11 days ago

5 Star Rating Great pace to visit. Wonderful exhibits that are good for all ages. Plenty to keep children and adults entertained. Also enjoyed Wider Earth whilst here. A truly amazing show in a new space.

Peter Taylor - 13 days ago

5 Star Rating A very fun place to visit, for both children and adults. You can see several exhibits about several different topics. Most popular exhibit is probably the dinosaurs. I myself also loved the exhibits about the mammals, preferably the see mammals. The entrance is free, so that is really nice. Really worth the visit. If you want to see everything, you will at least need a day

Nicolas De Smyter - 1 month ago


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

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