Natural History Museum
Natural History Museum
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Key Info

Cromwell Road

Price & Hours

Free
10 a.m.-5:50 p.m. daily

Details

Museums, Free Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
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  • 5.0Value
  • 4.0Facilities
  • 4.0Atmosphere

Located in Kensington, this museum brims with more than 70 million different specimens and exhibits, from dinosaur bones to a simulated earthquake. The Natural History Museum is also a favorite among families, so you'll find it crawling with kids. To help you better navigate the museum's various exhibits, consider downloading the free Natural History Museum App for your smartphone. Along with interactive maps of the museum's interior, it also features audio guides, as well as behind-the-scenes info on its vast collections.

Recent travelers praised the museum for its free admission and near endless exhibits. However, because of its popularity, visitors also mentioned the museum can get overwhelmingly crowded. Prepare for long lines, especially on the weekends. Some recommended stopping by just to see the museum's incredible architecture.

The Natural History Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:50 p.m. General admission is free, but some special exhibits do charge an entrance fee. The nearest Tube station is South Kensington on the District, Piccadilly and Circle lines. The station is situated about 5 minutes from the museum's Exhibition Road entrance. Bus routes nos. 14, 49, 70, 74, 345, 360, 414, 430 and C1 stop close to the museum. Along with restroom facilities, the museum also houses several cafes and gift shops. For more information, visit the museum's website.

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