Natural History Museum houses one of the world's largest collections of natural history specimens. Here you can see 70 million specimens in the fields of botany, entomology, mineralogy, paleontology, and zoology. The vast collection makes it impossible to view everything on one visit, so consider a few of the highlights. You can choose from dinosaur skeletons, fossils, taxidermied specimens of large mammals, and artwork featuring exotic animals, among many other displays. Whichever exhibits you put on your list, make sure to include Treasures. This exhibit features specimens that the museum selected from its exhaustive collection for their scientific, historical, aesthetic, and cultural importance. You can visit permanent exhibits for free, but temporary exhibits have an associated fee. Use our London trip itinerary planning tool to add Natural History Museum and other attractions to your London vacation plans.
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Natural History Museum Reviews
On en prend plein les yeux depuis l extérieur puis dqns le hall d entrée. Cette visite passionne petits et grands. Chacun y trouve son attrait. Les collections sont magnifiques, l endroit très bien am... more »We take a lot of eyes from the outside and then dqns the entrance hall. This visit is a passion for young and old. Everyone finds their appeal here. The collections are beautiful, the very well-appointed place Access is free it's really surprising! There is the possibility to donate 5 pounds at the entrance which we did sqns hesitate. I highly recommend, even for people who are limited by time for their stay in London.
Stunning museum full of great collections, ranging from various animals, to fossils, to information on natural elements and disasters. I went during the afternoon, and was able to walk through the mus... more »
Quite interesting! I highly recommend visiting. The entrance is for free! Perfect for visitors from every age. I loved the earthquake-table where you could see, where exactly earthquakes are and why. Also I really liked all the things about dinosaurs! And the explanations were great.
Interesting day out for adults and children. Lot to take in; needs a full day there. -- still technically free as well in this day & age! Although they do channel you in via people looking for a donation. Can't really complain at that though, they have to survive. Was exceptionally busy, bit to so for my liking, guessing best to go out of season rather than school summer holidays as we did?!
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