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Natural History Museum

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Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:50 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:50 PM
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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...more
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Cromwell Road | South Kensington, London SW7 5BD, England
South Kensington
+44 20 7938 9123
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The museum and exhibits itself are spectacular and the building is beautiful the only issue we had was getting round with a wheelchair. Lifts and ramps could be signed better. Overall was a great day.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank EveHughes
Reviewed yesterday

Lots of cool artifacts to see. Something for anyone in the family. This museum in free so no need for a tour or guide if you are fluent in English. We visited on a Saturday afternoon in December and could barley walk around it was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ninabE4919OT
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great museum. Really nice old building. Long waitling line so come on time (and when it's dry, you need to wait outside). Nearby subway station. Small bar inside. Very big collection of animals.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Roy W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great museum, well worth a visit, I learnt so much, Plus it’s free to get in but we did put ten pounds in the donation box.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 734neila
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It's nice to travel and find a free museum. The British museum or natural history museum is a wonderful museum with lots to see and lots a floors to wander through. It does get crowded so plan accordingly. We got lucky and found a side...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JJBlondie
Reviewed yesterday

I had seen pictures but the size and beauty of the building itself is stunning. Inside, the exhibits are organised into sections which are clearly laid out, making it much easier to navigate around. The dinosaur section was brilliant with skeletons, animatronics, large illustrations and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank agps47
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very great building , the wall inside and outside , the ceiling art amazing . Take more time for look around . Top up personal knowledge in every corner ,also can enjoy tea/coffee when request rest .

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MicKian
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a great place but I didnt like being pressurised for a £5 donation . This is a National resource , my doctor doesn’t ask me to put £5 in a plate whenever I see them. I was visiting the photographic exhibition which I...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MKHud
Reviewed 2 days ago

It's old-fashioned, so for those in the business in the modern day, you'll probably cringe at some of the displays involving stuffed animals. But it has so much to see, and is so impressive upon entry. Go!

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank 996candy
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very impressive building with plenty to see and do on the inside. Free entry (£5) optional donation with helpful staff. You need at least three hours to get around as there is so much to see. Really impressed with the dinosaur section!

Date of experience: January 2019
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South Kensington
With its ivied mews, row upon row of Poppins-esque
white washed mansions, and placid garden squares, it's
easy to see the charms of South Kensington. And with
superb access to Hyde Park, Holland Park and
Kensington Gardens, as well as the largely
child-friendly and mostly free Museum Quarter (not to
mention more major attractions like Royal Albert Hall)
such charms are easy to make the most of. As welcoming
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November 13, 2018|
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Response from whereamI2day | Reviewed this property |
£5 per adult is a very fair amount. It's a fantastic place
Dylan M
November 3, 2018|
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Response from tracyflowerb | Reviewed this property |
We were there for 2 hours and didn’t do it all, but that was our choice we didn’t a long time in the Blue Zone as my nephew loves dinosaurs.
October 26, 2018|
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Response from rajeshnair525 | Reviewed this property |
If you are tired and can't go outside, there are options to try at the cafe. However, better options available outside the museum.