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Natural History Museum

Cromwell Road | South Kensington, London SW7 5BD, England (Kensington and Hyde Park)
020-7938-9123
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Ranked #81 of 1,098 attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Natural History Museums, History Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Ice skating, Dining
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: A center of scientific excellence in the discovery of taxonomy and biodiversity, this world-famous museum promotes the discovery and enjoyment of the... more » Owner description: 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. « less
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Derbyshire
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

I guess it's to be expected at a world-renowned free museum. The vast swatches of foreign tour groups made it very difficult to take in and enjoy many of the exhibits. As a result we had to clutch our children tightly and whizz around the place before escaping to the Science Museum. It's many years since I went as a... More

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norfolk
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

I love the Natural history museum it's got so much too see -really interactive and you'll learn loads. But If you can help it avoid the school hols 30 mins to queue to get in and a further 50 mins to see the Dinosaur exhibition - not worth the wait! Too many hot and bothered children screaming for my liking.... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

The Natural History Museum is an institution and a must see whilst in London - its close proximity to the science museum and the fact that there is nothing to pay to get in make's it a no brainer. A range of various exhibits keep it interesting, and the museum has kept up with developments in technology. The dinosaur skeletons... More

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Kirriemuir
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71 reviews 71 reviews
22 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Huge queue to get in here but went down really quick and well worth the wait. Must say I was disappointed in the security not noticing a family sneaking in the main gate and squeezing through the queue gates to nearly the front of the queue. You could easily spend the whole day in here as there is so much... More

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Sandbach, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

I've been to the Natural History Museum on numerous occasions, both as a child & an adult (My last visit only been yesterday - 20/08/2014) & I still find the journey through the museum both innovative, informative & wondrous. The staff are friendly & enthusiastic, making the whole experience all the more enjoyable. We booked tickets (online & free) for... More

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Been there several times and if you want to see a lot of interesting things this museum is "must". I recommend to go there during week days because weekends can get really busy and you may qiue for some time outside but all this things for free ?? Big wow !!! Amazing building and awesome exhibitions not just Borring walking... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

I was really underwhelmed by our visit to the Nat His museum. We went on a Saturday in August so hesitate was mega busy. The crowds just weren't managed well and the whole place was hot and airless. We'd pre booked tickets for the Dinosaurs but still we're corralled along the walk way to see a stagnant model of a... More

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Newark upon Trent, null, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

way too many people - its impossible to enjoy it, You will spend all time waiting in queue - so hot there no air con. I just dindnt like it, nothing special- just stuffed animals, I think for the space they got and moneys - it should be done better. There is dinosaurs skeletons- but so many people there it... More

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Bridport, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Visited on a Tuesday morning around 10 am in school summer holidays. This place in an amazing spectacle with so much to see and do, I think you need to designate an entire day for it. There is so much information on offer and just countless beautiful and interesting exhibits. Unfortunately the whole experience is near to being ruined by... More

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London, United Kingdom
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25 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Visited the Sensational butterflies exhibition. I spent three quarters of an hour walking around, fascinated at the different butterflies and taking many photos. Absolutely beautiful, although be prepared to enter a very humid tent.

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