Natural History Museum in London

Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD


+44 (0)20 7942 5000

Open daily 10.00 - 17.50. Open late on the last Friday of each month. Closed between 24 - 26 December.

Natural History Museum in London

The Natural History Museum in London  exhibits a wide range of specimens from all segments of natural history.Alongside the other two large museums in South Kensington on Exhibition Road(The Science Museum, and the Victoria and Albert Museum it is one of London’s many fine attractions.  The Natural History Museum’s main frontage, however, is on Cromwell Road.

The Natural History Museum in London features hundreds of interactive,exciting exhibits and to top it off it is located in one London’s landmark buildings. Darwin himself would be amazed at the sight of the magnificent Dinosaur gallery ,Mammals with its unique model blue whale and grand Central hall, where the awesome Diplodocus skeleton lies. If you happen to drop by don’t forget to visit the Museum’s high end facility,the Cocoon,where you can observe scientists from all branches of biology working together in their laboratories in an attempt to discover life’s mysteries .

The Natural History Museum  also includes exhibitions which are temporary or events during which you can enter discussions with Darwin Centre’s high tech Attenborough Studio. They host a wide variety of conferences about nature and science where you can feel free to participate.

Although commonly known  as the Natural History Museum, it was actually officially referred to  as British Museum (Natural History) until 1992, despite being legally separated  from the British Museum itself in 1963. Originating from collections within the British Museum, the landmark Alfred Waterhouse building was built and opened by 1881, and later included the Geological Museum. The Darwin Centre is a more recent addition, partly designed as a modern facility for storing all kinds of valuable collections.

Like all other publicly funded national museums in Britain, the Natural History Museum does not have an admission fee. The museum is an exempt charity and a does not have a departamental public body whilde being sponsored by the Department for Culture,Media and Sport. The patron of the Museum is Catherine,Duchess of Cambridge. 


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The Natural History Museum is free to visit by all with the exception of a few events which may require an entry fee.


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