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Natural History Museum

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A center of scientific excellence in the discovery of taxonomy and biodiversity, this world-famous museum promotes the discovery and enjoyment of the natural world through such exciting exhibits as the Life and Earth Galleries, wildlife garden and...more
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Cromwell Road | South Kensington, London SW7 5BD, England
South Kensington
+44 20 7938 9123
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Reviewed today via mobile

There are so many fascinating things to see here, but probably the most interesting of all is the dinosaur collection. Wow!

Thank Keith H
Reviewed today

Always lots of wonderful exhibits to visit. Particularly recommend the Wildlife Photography Exhibit which runs every year.

Thank londoncityeats
Reviewed today

We spent the day at the museum walking round and round viewing the same exhibits as everything was so interesting There is a cafe there for a break for the adults and plenty of toilet facilities to see everything you have to spend at least...More

Thank celine r
Reviewed today via mobile

Although very busy we loved our time there. The cafe was reasonable with friendly staff. The exhibitions are truly historically impressive and important. Both my younger son and teenager found the place mesmerising. The entrance is free but donations are requested which we liked.

Thank Katrine G
Reviewed today via mobile

The natural history museum is a lovely, educational experience for all ages. I think it’s mostly catered to young children, however. Many of the figurines of animals were faded and outdated and made it feel like less of a modern experience. Great toys bags though!

Thank PoleSofie
Reviewed today via mobile

The Natural History Museum was the last place I visited in London prior to leaving for Heathrow. It was a Friday so I didn’t think that they would be that busy but I forgot about the school groups. They were everyone and had no supervision....More

Thank jehenson81
Reviewed today

We loved the natural phenomena explained through really good displays and animation. Loved the earthquake experience. We planned only 5 hours for it, but it was clear that we needed more time. Suggest a full day :)

Thank ozwanderer2018
Reviewed today

Must visit place to visit whilst in London. If you have kids along, you definitely need to plan and visit. So much to see and learn. Even a day is less to explore the entire section within the museum. Hence the reason to plan this...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Right, I hate crowds so visiting the Natural history museum on a wet bank holiday Monday was a really poor idea! However, we had a great time, AND filled a great part of the day without spending any money! Can't be bad. Really enjoyed all...More

Thank Andy G
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

When visiting London, this museum is a must-see attraction. The vast expanse of the entrance hall is a sight in itself, before indulging in the thousands of exhibits the museum has to offer. The best museum for natural history I’ve visited!

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South Kensington
With its ivied mews, row upon row of Poppins-esque
white washed mansions, and placid garden squares, it's
easy to see the charms of South Kensington. And with
superb access to Hyde Park, Holland Park and
Kensington Gardens, as well as the largely
child-friendly and mostly free Museum Quarter (not to
mention more major attractions like Royal Albert Hall)
such charms are easy to make the most of. As welcoming
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10 October 2018|
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Response from John B | Reviewed this property |
Weekdays are best. Packed on the week end. John
25 July 2018|
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Response from rerwin | Reviewed this property |
The museum has lockers and they charge by weight. However, I would call and double check because I only saw strollers, small bags, and packages being checked in. They may not take in large suitcases due to space... More
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Response from ElliotGallogly | Reviewed this property |
I think the human evolution/volcanoes (whichever interests you more), dinosaurs, and treasures of the world.