Natural History Museum

There are some 70 million specimens in the Natural History Museum’s fascinating collections. Originally the repository for items brought home by Charles Darwin and Captain Cook’s botanist, Joseph Banks, among others, the museum combines traditional displays with innovative, hands-on exhibits. With kid-pleasers such as the impressive dinosaur collection, it remains one of London’s most popular museums. Still a hot-house of research, the museum employs 300 scientists and librarians.

  • Cromwell Road SW7

  • 020 7942 5000


  • Open 10am–5:50pm daily. Last admission 5:30pm

  • Closed 24–26 Dec

  • Free

Museum Guide

The Natural History Museum is divided into four distinct sections: the blue zone, which includes the dinosaur gallery; ...

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