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Natural History Museum

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Cromwell Road | South Kensington, London SW7 5BD, England
+44 20 7938 9123
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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 geological collections.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“blue whale” (702 reviews)
“t rex” (613 reviews)
“dinosaur section” (468 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:50 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Cromwell Road | South Kensington, London SW7 5BD, England
South Kensington
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+44 20 7938 9123
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Natural History Museum is a wonderful place full of amazing things. Our favorite area was the blue zone. There were a couple of events like the Butterfly tent and the life in the dark exhibit which the kids were not too keen on. Queues...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My partner and I visited the museum while on holidays in London and were quite looking forward to it as we love going to museums whenever on holidays. Now there were a few things that let down our visit to this museum and some can't...More

Thank Fooodlover0607
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great museum for families however you can see that some parts of the museum are really tired. A major refurb will be soon needed

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Reviewed 2 days ago

For maximum enjoyment plan a half day trip here and aim to see only a few halls. Children can't cope with too much at once. Exhibits are well looked after, interesting and accessible. The venue is amazing, just stand in the entrance hall and look...More

Thank Laura L
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Natural History Museum, and wish we had spent more time there. We arrived in the afternoon and only had a couple hours til closing. That is not nearly enough time. Allow yourself the better part of a day...More

1  Thank jorikschells10
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We arrived at about half 10 and managed to beat the queues but it was still busy. The earlier you arrive the better. Please donate on the door. We watched about 20 families go in and no one gave anything. For something to be free...More

Thank Louise C
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

One of the must do thing in London. Very informative & interesting. No entry fee. So enjoy the free visit with your family.

1  Thank faysal-farooqi
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the natural history museum- so much variety and education for everyone especially kids. Our teenager loved it. Make sure you allow enough time as you could easily spend a good half day or more here. It was super hot when we were there...More

1  Thank darrenandjulie2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Took wifey and two boys (8 and 9) to this on Sunday - was last here when I was 12 or 13 - perhaps 38+ years ago ! Still a hugely imposing and impressive building - one of the best in London. It’s changed a...More

Thank PitBullCH
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

First time visiting the Natural History Museum, and wow. From seeing the building in all its glory to then seeing all the wonders inside, we were totally amazed by everything. The cue was quite long and it did seem to be getting longer as we...More

Thank john77rose
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elainejohnston84
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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Habib M
13 July 2018|
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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.
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alstew99
11 June 2018|
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Response from Allan B | Reviewed this property |
I know this has been answered but for anyone visiting the Natural History Museum, especially if the weather is not perfect, like it has been for ages now, then pop in. its always hot as that is how the Butterflies like it... More
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