Natural History Museum is one of the most popular museums in London. It's a great place for the whole family and for those who just want to learn a little more about the history of the earth and the its inhabitants of various kinds. Various exhibitions at the Natural History Museum make it a place frequently visited by many tourist. Although it is often crowded, it is definitely worth taking your time to see this place.
Natural History Museum is one of the three great museums located on the Exhibition Road in South Kensington, the rest of them are Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum. The main entrance to the Natural History Museum is from the Cromwell Road in South Kensington. The nearest metro station is the South Kensington, which is about 5 minutes’ walk from the museum.
The collection of the Natural History Museum is huge – a few millions of different exhibits, of which only a part is made available to visitors. All of them are divided into 5 sections, namely: botany, entomology, mineralogy, paleontology and zoology. The most popular exhibits are skeletons of dinosaurs – in a large lobby museum you can admire the cast of the skeleton, but there are likewise these real ones. There is also a large dinosaur robot that moves and makes noise. Moreover you can visit the exhibition, which presents an earthquake. There is a large collection of animals – fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. They are shown in various stages of evolution. At the top of the museum you can see a slice of 6 meters diameter cut from a giant sequoia.
The big advantage Natural History Museum is that its exhibitions are open to visitors – you can touch them, perform different experiments. That's why the museum is so well liked by young visitors, but also adults can spend an enjoyable time here and learn a lot. Kids can play in the museum in special places designed for them.
Remarkable building, which houses a museum, was built in the years 1873-1880. The official opening of the museum took place in 1881. The building is huge and impresses with its monumentality and style. This makes the experiences even better.
Entrance to the museum is completely free, so definitely it is worth a visit to see what is waiting here. Some temporary exhibitions are extra charge. Natural History Museum is open every day from 10:00-17:50 - last entry at 17:30. On 24-26 December the museum is closed. More information on current exhibitions and news can be found on the website of the museum – it's worth it to check before you visit, because some of the exhibitions may not be available at the time. Guests can also dine at the restaurant or enjoy a good cup of tea and cake in the cafe.
Natural History Museum is a unique place in London and it is necessary to devote time to his visit. Everybody should definitely try it!
The Natural History Museum
London SW7 5BD