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Natural History Museum, London

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Natural History Museum houses one of the world's largest collections of natural history specimens. Here you can see 70 million specimens in the fields of botany, entomology, mineralogy, paleontology, and zoology. The vast collection makes it impossible to view everything on one visit, so consider a few of the highlights. You can choose from dinosaur skeletons, fossils, taxidermied specimens of large mammals, and artwork featuring exotic animals, among many other displays. Whichever exhibits you put on your list, make sure to include Treasures. This exhibit features specimens that the museum selected from its exhaustive collection for their scientific, historical, aesthetic, and cultural importance. You can visit permanent exhibits for free, but temporary exhibits have an associated fee. Use our London trip itinerary planning tool to add Natural History Museum and other attractions to your London vacation plans.
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  • A whole day could be easily wasted here. Said 'hi' to my friend the giant sloth. The Wild Life Photographer of the Year exhibition was very moving. 
    A whole day could be easily wasted here. Said 'hi' to my friend the giant sloth. The Wild Life Photographer of the Year exhibition was very moving.  more »
  • We visited on Monday afternoon thinking it would be quieter!it was very busy but that didnt put us off,there is so much to see but its very exhausting! 
    We visited on Monday afternoon thinking it would be quieter!it was very busy but that didnt put us off,there is so much to see but its very exhausting!  more »
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  • Free to visit. This Museum is a great place to visit for any age. It has so many interesting items. It is inspiring and reflective regarding are planet. It is a place of learning and awakens also the knowledge we hold within. Great staff and volunteers will help you and guide you. Accessibility at all levels by stairs and lifts. Time to visit, it is a very large museum. You can spend many hours and still feel you have only seen a small amount. Cafe and shop. It's a place where children can interact with the surroundings. It's on the list of amazing places to visit. A few pictures to give you a glimpse of inside the museum.
  • An impressive place, the museum is enormous and you cannot see everything in a couple of hours. My recommendation is to look at the map and select in advance the exhibits that are most appealing to you. The highly popular dinosaur’s exhibit is located at the ground floor and can be busy. I especially like the Earth Treasure’s gallery with magnificent rocks and gems. You can buy the museum activity book for 5p that includes a map and nice explanations and tasks for kids.

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