Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum, London: Hours, Address, Natural History Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Natural History Museum
4.5
Natural History Museums • History Museums
10:00 AM - 5:50 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:50 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:50 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:50 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:50 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:50 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:50 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:50 PM
About
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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Raj_K
Feltham, UK2 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
Amazing collection from Animals to learning about the Earth - earthquakes, volcanoes. Natural stones and minerals. Great day for the kids
Written January 19, 2022
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DazEasty
Huddersfield, UK176 contributions
Jan 2022
visited the museum on a recent trip to London and enjoyed it, some really interest exhibits and some not depending on your interests though there is something for everyone with an interest in history, beautiful buildings too.
Written January 17, 2022
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johnandlizb
Leamington Spa, UK949 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
We took our daughters and their boyfriends for a day out at the museum and spent time both apart and together wandering round and met up for lunch in the central cafe. We all have different interests and we all found something of interest to us. The signposting was good, the maps were useful and things were beautifully displayed. There was a good mix of exhibits and information and many different themes were covered. My favourite bits were the world wildlife photography competition display, which was spectacular, and the vault of amazing rocks and gems. The rocks and gems was a huge section and then we found another huge section of rocks which was duplicated but never mind! Loved the dinosaur section, even as adults. It was a shame that many of the mammal exhibits were away for restoration. Just a great place to explore, free to enter and a full day out!
Written January 16, 2022
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138Paul138
Canterbury, UK736 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
A firm favourite with tourists or for those who wish to visit this brilliant museum. It is free to enter, but it is worth booking a time slot online as those with time slots get in quicker than those without.
Once inside you can purchase a map for £1 which helps you navigate around. There is a lot to see, it is not all about dinosaurs and blue whales! Usual facilities are available onsite and friendly staff are on hand to help if required.
Written January 16, 2022
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Joe F
Thetford, UK163 contributions
Jan 2022 • Friends
Very interesting! There is also a cafe it two inside for a mid day snack..wish I would have taken my children here when they were small.
Written January 15, 2022
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Catherine G
York, UK4 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
Amazingly helpful and friendly staff.
Great exhibitions. I went with my husband and my 3 year old son and we all thought the exhibitions were informative and interactive
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My son loved the earthquake and volcano area in the red zone best. The architecture itself is breathtaking. The different zones are well signposted and the museum us easy to navigate.

The only area that was busy was the dinosaur exhibition, the other areas were not crowded at a all.
The food in the central cafe was rather expensive but to be expected. The food was good quality and again the staff were very helpful.

The nature garden is lovely, even in winter
We ended up staying in the museum for nearly five hours and enjoyed every minute of it.

My only con is the heating. Some areas seemed quite cold, others far too warm and stuffy .

Overall this is a fantastic place to visit and I would definitely recommend.
Written January 14, 2022
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fcsandy
Walton-on-the-Naze, UK195 contributions
Jan 2022
Yes i have been many times before over the years and really enjoyed it, but this time i was bored and i'm not sure why.
Was it the fact that you wore facemasks or that many exhibits looking tired now or something else, I don't know. We only stayed for less than 2 hours including half hour in cafe.
Written January 14, 2022
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Meaghan
Downpatrick, UK21 contributions
Jan 2022
Another good day out I loved the gems stones i could have spent all day in there looking at the different stones and crystals.
It’s another big museum make sure you give your sled plenty of time to go round it. I would say go to the entrance with all the dinosaurs first because that’s the best bit. We went through the other entrance where there’s staff pressuring you into paying a donation. I understand that times are tough but not everyone can afford a donation £5 or £10 can go a long way to quite a lot of people. I understand that you need donations to keep the place running but please don’t pressure people into it. I was annoyed at the fact that you are happy to take my money off me when i walk through the door but as soon as I want a bottle of water and hand you over a Scottish note you screw your face up and say your not accepting it. When the last time I checked Scotland is apart of the UK but you won’t accept it but your happy to take money off me as soon as I walk through the door.
Written January 13, 2022
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nickycLondon
Sidcup, UK194 contributions
Jan 2022
A small group of us went to the NHM for an adult DinoSnores event - it was amazing and would recommend to others.
The event starts around 6.30pm and you leave by 9.30am, during the event there is a 3 course meal, quizzes, talks, films, pop up bar and breakfast.
Some of the exhibitions are open including the Dinosaurs and Wildlife Photographer of the year .
For the whole event there are up to 300 people, which means that as you go around there is so much space to view things (only about 10 people in the Photography exhibition).
A yoga mat is provided, you bring your own sleeping bag and get to sleep under Hope the Whale (although don't expect much sleep!)
There were plenty of staff on duty to help find your way around (and serve drinks)

A fabulous experience, one I feel quite privileged to have been able to attend.
Written January 12, 2022
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Shelly M
3 contributions
Jan 2022 • Friends
Great visit.
First time visitor but will be back.
Great exhibits and plenty to see.
Easily accessible with booked tickets, lovely team members and a great way to spend a few hours.
Written January 11, 2022
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