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Natural History Museum

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Address: Cromwell Road | South Kensington, London SW7 5BD, England
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+44 20 7938 9123
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10:00 am - 5:50 pm
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Hours:
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 must see

Never disappointed coming here. Must see if in London. Free attraction but donations welcome. Fun for all ages and group sizes. Also have events such as art gallery in summer and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed today
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Never disappointed coming here. Must see if in London. Free attraction but donations welcome. Fun for all ages and group sizes. Also have events such as art gallery in summer and an ice rink in winter.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very good for children and to change ideas a bit .... a must if this is your first time in London ... and it's all free ... to avoid the mass try and to go there in the afternoon there is less people.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

So busy and yes, you queue, but it is very much worth it. We spent a whole day here and with a 14 year old, that's no mean feat! A must visit.

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Thank Geemcee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Kids overrun this museum most days but the mineral galleries are off their track. Darwin center is top notch. Well worth a few hours.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Spent the night with my son. Arrive at 18:30, 3 activities before midnight and the 1 activity in the morning. Son had a great time. We went with another family. The only negative thing is that we enjoyed the night in the science museum more.

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Thank Ashraf M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is without doubt the best museum I ever been to. It's that big here I was at the Dinosaurs and mammals galleries which is the Blue Zone for two hours. The electronic Dinosaurs there are fantastic its great for families or couples to go see. It's free to get in but a small £5 donation is recommended and worth... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Extremely interesting. Excellent exhibits showing the natural world all around us. It's free to enter with voluntary offering points around the building. Well worth supporting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Another of London's stunning museums but right now the big dinosaur in teh main hall has been removed for work. The building alone is worth a visit but the exhibits are mind blowing. I love this place.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

i was not overly impressed by the natural history museum .visuals were ok but overall too much info on stuff i am not interested in ,much prefer v&a

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Love the NHM and have never tired of visiting when I'm in London - it never gets boring! There is always something new to see and has lots for both adults and children.

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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 and cosmopolitan as it is reserved and residential, South Kensington is always a hit with visitors.
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