Natural History Museum: for natural history buffs of all ages

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Natural History Museum: for natural history buffs of all ages

An afternoon won't be enough to take in all the museum has to offer.

In South Kensington, near the Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum, the world-famous Natural History Museum has a breath-taking collection of over 80 million specimens covering billions of years.

Upon your arrival, the building's Romanesque architecture will first captivate you, after which you'll move on to see the treasures of the museum, ranging from Darwin's samples to gigantic dinosaur bones and the collections gathered from the travels of explorer James Cook. You simply cannot miss the 25-metre-long blue whale skeleton, now replacing Dippy, the diplodocus that stood for decades in the lobby.

The museum is divided into four zones to facilitate the visit. Each year, the Natural History Museum welcomes more than 5 million visitors. Admission is free and there is often a queue, but don't worry, it moves rather quickly.

Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road
SW7 5BD

+44 (0)20 7942 5000

www.nhm.ac.uk