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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
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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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A good place to visit if you love nature and want to have a flavour of past. Though few things were boring but in average I would rate it a worth visit place

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A good place to visit if you love nature and want to have a flavour of past. Though few things were boring but in average I would rate it a worth visit place

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Gets a bit busy when the schools are out, but definitely a worthy activity for all ages and for people of all interests. There is a lot to learn, a lot to see and it's just a fantastic rainy day activity !

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Brampton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The good thing about it was that it was free! The dinosaur section was good. The other sections were good too but I would have been upset if I had paid for a ticket to get in. Compared to other Natural History museums that I've been to, this one was lacking. The outside was gorgeous though so take lots of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I challenge you to not find something for the whole family in here. From the famous dinosaurs to the earth quake simulator, giant marine life to the smallest bugs in your home. A great day out.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Popped into the science museum on late Sunday afternoon and it was heaving, so we ensured we were at the natural history museum early for the the 10 am opening on Monday morning . Entered through the accessible entrance as it was quieter ( children with autism find crowds challenging hard). Visited the red section which kept us occupied for... More 

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Could come here everyday .i love this place it has been done up and is nice always clean very interactive my daughter loves it here . Staff good,lovely and clean

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited at the end of a Friday in summer holidays. You can't fault the museum; it's free, family friendly and lots to see and do. The Central Cafe on the other hand.....sticky trays, dirty tables, over priced drinks (at one point the china plates were whisked away and replaced by paper plates), dirty floor. I know at the end... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was absolutely amazing and fun and educational and all I can say is I want a pet dinosaur 😂😎 I went with friends and had so much fun, even learning thing's I never knew about. So much to see and yes I will definately go again. I travel around and would tell the truth if it was not good.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

could easily spend the whole day walking round . we had to queue for 30 mins + to get in as it was summer holidays . cafe was very reasonable .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lots of exhibits to view and many interactive displays which keep young children entertained for hours. You need at least 3 hours to take in all the fascinating sections and the museum updates regularly. Well worth a visit when in London. The only drawback is the canteen can get overcrowded but it is decent food and drinks, at average prices... More 

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