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 LondonFee: No
- 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
London SW7 5BD
Phone: +44 20 7942 5000
Nathan S. May-20-2019
AMAZING London has the best museums in the world, hands down. The coolest part is all of these are free so you have no reason not to go and be enlightened.... Read More
Christine S. Jul-28-2019
This was my second favorite of the museums we visited on our trip to London. The building is incredibly impressive; everytime we drove by it I was never not... Read More
William W. Jul-02-2019
This is not quite the Natural History Museum of New York, but nothing really is. It's certainly one of the better things to do in London, especially on... Read More
Accommodations near Natural History Museum London:
|Tube Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|District, Circle and Piccadilly Lines||South Kensington Station||5 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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