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

Fee: No

Natural History Museum London Hours:
Opening hours may differ on holidays

  • 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, South Kensington, London SW7 5BD, UK

Phone: 020 7942 5000

Official Website: Natural History Museum London

Natural History Museum London Reviews

Rated 4.7 out of 5 Star Rating

5 Star Rating It's an absolutely amazing museum. As soon as you enter, you are greeted by a huge open hall full of exhibits and information. Each level and the exhibit halls are easy to reach, navigate, and enjoy. Some of the more popular exhibits can become overcrowded at times, but that is sometimes the case at large popular museums like this one. Will be recommending when friends visit.
Seth Caughey - a week ago

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5 Star Rating The Natural History Museum in London is an absolute gem and a must-visit attraction for families, especially those with school-age children. From the moment you step inside, you're greeted by the grandeur of its massive halls and the promise of endless exploration. While the museum caters to visitors of all ages, it truly shines as a destination for kids and families. The abundance of hands-on activities ensures that young minds stay engaged and curious throughout their visit. The dinosaur exhibit, in particular, is a hit with visitors of all ages and is sure to leave a lasting impression. As if the captivating exhibits weren't enough, the best part is that admission to the museum is free! However, I highly recommend ordering tickets online to avoid long queues. Booking in advance allows you to select a convenient time slot, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free entry. Whether you're seeking shelter from a rainy day or simply looking for an enriching family activity, the Natural History Museum is the perfect choice. It offers a blend of education, entertainment, and wonder that will impress visitors of all ages. Make sure to add it to your London itinerary - you won't be disappointed! [Attach the provided video of the dinosaur exhibit for a sneak peek of the excitement!]
Mary M - a month ago

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5 Star Rating Good collection of fossils of prehistoric animals. There is also a collection of beautiful mounted and stuffed specimens of the birds. After touring the museum, you can have your rest and relax in one of the cafes inside the museum. Location of the museum is very convenient and is within walking distance from the underground station.
Jacob TAN - 3 weeks ago

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4 Star Rating Great museum but very busy! We booked our tickets in advance which saves a lot of time, but inside there are so many people it's hard to move through some exhibits. The dinosaur one was particularly crowded, although worth seeing. Upstairs the crowds thin a lot. My favourite section was human evolution - a really well done exhibit with just the right amount of info and flow to be able to take it all in.
Helen Chambers - a week ago

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5 Star Rating I had really great experience at this museum. It was really packed but I kind of expected it to be. The museum is huge! And there are a lot of different exhibits in this museum! I highly recommend visiting if you are in London you will not be disappointed! Great place to learn about everything from bugs to dinosaurs! I will definitely be again if I’m in London. Also this museum is free but donations are expected.
Freddy Martinez - a week ago

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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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