19 Nov The Natural History Museum London
One of the reasons I love London is that it has so many great museums – one of the very best is the Natural History Museum. If you’re in London this is one attraction you won’t want to miss; the actual building itself is an incredible piece of architecture well worth visiting. Inside, take a look at all the different animal, reptile and bird sections, visit the Darwin centre and best of all – check out the dinosaur bones.
Natural History Museum Dinosaurs
One of the most popular and spectacular parts of the museum is the amazing collection of dinosaur bones which are assembled and suspended from the ceilings and mounted on the walls. It’s amazing to walk among them and imagine about what the world was like when it was inhabited by these giant reptiles. The dinosaur exhibition is fascinating for both adults and kids alike and is a great reminder of how much the world changes and what a small part of its history we really are.
The Natural History Museum London – In Pictures
Natural History Museum Exhibitions
The museum also hosts a variety of exhibitions throughout the year, last time I visited I saw the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition.
Where is the Natural History Museum?
The easiest way to get to the Natural History Museum is to get the tube to South Kensington. From the station you go through the subway and follow the signs to the museum – it’s easy to find. The science museum and Victoria and Albert museum are also a short walk from this station.
Natural History Museum Prices
Like most free London museums, you don’t have to pay to visit the Natural History Museum. You will have to pay extra if you want to see one of the exhibitions hosted in the museum. Exhibition prices vary, for example, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition cost £10 to see.
Natural History Museum Opening Hours
The museum is open every day of the year from 10am to 17.50pm except from on the 24th, 25th and 26th December; last admission is at 17.30pm. Bear in mind the museum gets incredibly busy, especially at weekends and in school holidays. Ideally, visit on a weekday and get there early to beat the crowds. It’s always worth seeing the dinosaurs as soon as you arrive as the queue for this grows steadily longer throughout the day.