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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you have young children, then you cannot afford to miss this place!
So much well-preserved and well presented information in one place with so many interactive games to help the young ones engaged.
Highly recommend the red and the blue zones. Dinosaur sections are always a big hit. We dined at their Dino themed restaurant and my kid thoroughly enjoyed. Winter carnival right outside, was an added blessing!

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Is one of the Top Musseums that i have ever visited. All history of life on our planet. From snakes to dinosaures. Its Just amazing. There are things that you cannot see somewhere else. You must visit it! Its an amazing experience!

1  Thank panosk932
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Kids loved it, what more could you want! It truly is a gem in London, and as always will be returning next year

Thank Excursion50769754873
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My first tip for visiting: Arrive early or else you will wait between 30 minutes and an hour around lunchtime like I did.
While the museum is quite large, there are also many crowds. I got pushed around multiple times while in line for different exhibitions (especially the dinosaurs, it was very difficult to enjoy while getting my ankles hit by strollers). Some of the exhibits were missing artifacts, which was a little disappointing.
I can't complain too much because it's a free museum, but I definitely believe that they can use the donations to create better maps and more interactive exhibits.

Thank kmok1994
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Reviewed 2 days ago

very good environment for kids this is why i attended on my own just to browse it was enjoyable although the food was pricey at the museum but everything else was reasonable

Thank charlieking2002
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Loved this museum. There’s so many exhibits here, you could spend few hours here just to see it all. This is also a great place for kids. I loved the dinosaurs section, so much information and real looking dinos. Definitely recommend.

1  Thank LucyyLucyy
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very cool museum, lots of information and lots of stuff to see, I unfortunately went on a Sunday so it was extremely busy, and they were children running around everywhere getting in the way.

I will go back on a quieter day!

Thank YasminN299
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Amazing - what an incredible experience for the kids and adults. We intentionally didn't visit the museum before so it was all new and exciting. Arrived to make up our camp then run around exploring (burning off some energy)! Met new friends, designed a t-shirt, did a torch light trail in the dinosaur hall, had snack and then watched a science show. Mid-night lights out and 7am breakfast then an Animal Man Show. We spent all day Sunday in the museum and could have stayed longer.

Few things I wish I'd known but they didn't spoil the experience at all - there is a snack vending machine in the dining hall so don't panic looking for a shop if you haven't remembered to pack snack, the hall got very cold at night so bring a jumper to sleep in, if you didn't book on the same booking with friends you will be put in different groups even if you chose the same group name, breakfast is a fruit muffin and yoghurt which very few kids ate so bring something they will eat and very importantly tea and coffee is available for the adults at snack time and at breakfast!

Suggestions for the planners - the science show was last so around 10pm and a lot of the kids fell asleep in the chairs so didn't see it or participate. Might be an idea to switch the order of activities somehow. Also, the rubbings in the dinotrail didn't work and the strings were too short for the kids to hold. Stamping might work better.

Thank CSI0505
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A great place to visit for the day, next door is the science museum which is fantastic, packed full of great history of the UK, and more...

Thank duncanmel
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Very well done; typically "natural history" museums are overwhelmingly focused on things for children to make noises with and play with; not too bad here.

Highly recommend going early on a weekday; we mistakenly did not and struggled with the crowds a little bit.

Be sure to notice and appreciate the building itself, which is absolutely amazing.

1  Thank John H
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