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Natural History Museum

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Address: Cromwell Road | South Kensington, London SW7 5BD, England
Phone Number: 020-7938-9123
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10:00 am - 5:50 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:50 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Ice skating, Group tours/walking tour, Dining
Description: A center of scientific excellence in the discovery of taxonomy and...
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.
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Great museum to do on your free day

What a nice museum. Not as nice as the NYC Natural History Museum, but very nice and it was free to the public.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

What a nice museum. Not as nice as the NYC Natural History Museum, but very nice and it was free to the public.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Beautiful building full of lots of facts and history, we went in August so very busy!! Had to queue to see main attractions eg dinosaurs. Interactive section was great fun. Gets very hot so take a bottle of water. Would recommend (and its free!)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

What a building with pre booked tickets for wildlife photographer of the year we did not have to queue. The exhibition was top notch. Time left for a middle Easter wrap and iced tea before going home. I never tire looking at dinosaur skeletons. Wow.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

If you or your children are interested in dinosaurs, Nature in general or Biology, this is the place to be! Natural History Museum explains in a very accessible way top-of-the-notch knowledge on all sorts of subjects, from dinosaurs to minerals, from mammals to human body, from minerals to Darwin's life and work. Entrance is free (unless you want to visit... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Second visit here inside three years and it's a great day for the family and free. We visited the butterfly exhibit first which you pay extra for it was excellent though perhaps overpriced for the short time you actually need to walk around it. But those tickets allowed us to fast track into NHM beating a long hot queue so... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Visited here as had been told it was amazing but I thought it was just ok. There is lots here and we did not see all off it as was incredibly busy as raining but some of what we saw was quite dull. Our daughter enjoyed it more than us especially the investigative suite. Would probably return in the future... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Wonderful day out with the kids! So much to see and do that we will have to make one or two more trips to take it all in! The T Rex exhibit is just incredible, as are all the dinosaurs, and all the butterfly exhibit was worth every penny. Really great experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I did not go to the museum itself as it was bank holiday and the queue was VERY long. Instead I paid 6.50 Lbs to see the butterfly exhibition which was small but fabulous. Lots of friendly staff really caring about the animals, pointing out interesting facts to the visitors. Wear bright colours - the chances are high that a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Excellent venue, arrive early because there is so much to see, lots of interactive activities , would definitely visit again

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The natural history museum is famous for being the place "night at the museum" movie was filmed at. Expect to queue for Its most popular exhibit, the dinosaurs. Closes at 5.30pm. We didnt have much time left after the dinosaur's queue. We walked till our feet hurt!

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