Natural History Museum London

The Natural history Museum London has always been one of my favourite museums. If you want to see Dinosaurs, A giant Blue Whale, animals from all over the world and discover how volcanoes work, then this is the museum to visit.

I remember visiting the museum with my mother when I was a child and no matter how often we went it was always exciting and there was always something new to see.

This is a must see London museum, so make sure you put it on your itinerary when you visit the city.

Natural History Museum London Main Hall

Opening Times and Admission

The Natural history Museum London is Open every day except
between 24th and 26th December

Doors Open : 10.00am to 17.50Pm

The museum is FREE to enter

Special exhibitions will be charged for, price for these will vary.

Address: 
Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD

There are two entrances, one on Cromwell Road which has some steps the other is on Exhibition Road and has no steps.


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Museum Highlights

Where do I start, the Natural history Museum London is packed full of great things to see, so it's difficult to pick out the best bits because all of it is great. But your trip to the museum may be short so you'll want to get the most out of your day, so I'll highlight some of the best areas of the museum.

Dinosaurs

natural history museum london small dinosaur

The museum is world famous for containing some of the greatest dinosaur skeleton discoveries in the world. But who wants to see a load of bones,

YOU DO.

Why? Because the museum has displayed them in such a fantastic way, you will really feel that you are surrounded by these giants from the past. It's both fascinating and a little bit scary.

To see more pictures and videos see my Dinosaur Gallery page 

Blue Whale And Mammals Room

natural history museum london blue Whale

I think this room must be one of the most famous in the whole museum. The giant blue Whale which hangs through the middle of the gallery dominates the room. As soon as you walk in it takes your breath away.

The room also contains other large mammals such as elephants and rhinoceros's and other large sea mammals. This is a spectacular room.

See more pictures and videos on my mammals gallery page.

Darwin Centre

natural history museum cocoon

This is a new edition to the museum and is quite simply stunning. This area is where the scientists at the museum carry out their research on the natural world. The centre contains thousands of bottled specimens from all around the world.

A giant Cocoon has been built within the centre which contains the specimens. This structure is worth seeing alone.

See more pictures and Videos of the Darwin Centre

Earth Hall

natural history museum earth hall planet

This was another new area I hadn't seen before and yes it took my breath away too. Stunning colours, interactivity and turn any corner and something new for your senses hits you.

The main hall contains a huge Earth like structure which hangs in the air above you and which you can travel through via an escalator. It is simply fantastic and you just have to come and see for yourself.

If you can't make it or can't wait to see this area of the Natural History Museum London then take a look at my Earth Hall page for more picture and videos.

Overview guide to all the museum's exhibits and facilities

The Natural History Museum London as the name suggests contains all things to do with the natural world, past and present.

The museum is divided up into different coloured zones which make it very easy to find your way around and get to the areas of interest you want to see.

These areas are:

  • Orange zone - Darwin Centre and cocoon
  • Blue Zone - Dinosaurs and mammals including human Biology
  • Green Zone - Primates, Birds, Ecology, Minerals and Insects
  • Red Zone - Earth Hall and everything to do with our planet

The museum is very large and you will need to take lots of breaks. Luckily the museum has four areas to eat and drink, ranging from simple snacks to full freshly prepared meals. There’s something to suit everyone's budget. You can even bring your own food and eat it within the picnic area.

There are also three separate shops within the museum selling items to remind you of your visit and which are specific to certain areas of the museum. So there is a separate Dino store (the kids particularly like this one), Earth shop (contains some beautiful semi precious stones and more and a general museum shop.

Our review of the museum

I visited the museum recently to update myself with all the new galleries and exhibits I knew the museum had obtained in recent years. I can tell you I was amazed at what I found and just how much I enjoyed myself.

Add your own review

You can also add your own review of your visit to the Natural History Museum. i think persoanl experience and recomendation is one of the best ways to really get a feel for a place. So don't be shy, share your thoughts of the musuem, what did you like best? What would recomened people go see and why? Was there something you didn't like about the museum?

Videos of the museum and its exhibits

For quick reference here are the links to all the videos linked to the Natural History Museum London:


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