The Natural History Museum in London is a museum on the natural world, its history and specimens. It has a large collection of over 70,000 species and objects related to the natural world.
The museum was built between 1873 and 1880 to display an important collection of skeletons, fossils and plants that had previously formed part of the British Museum. The museum’s collection grew steadily and in 1986 it absorbed the adjacent Geological Museum.
The entrance to the museum is breath-taking. In its carefully decorated hall, enormous creatures are displayed such as a diplodocus and a mastodon, originally from Chile.
The museum is composed of various collections displayed in this impressive building from the nineteenth century. We recommend visiting the following exhibitions:
If you’re traveling with children, the Natural History Museum is highly recommended, as it is extremely entertaining with plenty of things to see and do. Another positive aspect is that it is very close to the Science Museum, another favourite amongst children.
Cromwell Road, South Kensington.
Every day: 10 am – 5:30 pm.
24, 25, 26 December: closed
Tube: South Kensington, District, Circle and Piccadilly lines.
Buses: 14, 49, 70, 74, 345, 360, 414, 430 and C1.