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Natural History Museum, London

4.5
Natural History Museum houses one of the world's largest collections of natural history specimens. Here you can see 70 million specimens in the fields of botany, entomology, mineralogy, paleontology, and zoology. The vast collection makes it impossible to view everything on one visit, so consider a few of the highlights. You can choose from dinosaur skeletons, fossils, taxidermied specimens of large mammals, and artwork featuring exotic animals, among many other displays. Whichever exhibits you put on your list, make sure to include Treasures. This exhibit features specimens that the museum selected from its exhaustive collection for their scientific, historical, aesthetic, and cultural importance. You can visit permanent exhibits for free, but temporary exhibits have an associated fee. Use our London trip itinerary planning tool to add Natural History Museum and other attractions to your London vacation plans.
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  • If you have young children, then you cannot afford to miss this place! So much well-preserved and well presented information in one place with so many interactive games to help the young ones engaged....  more »
  • This museum, a huge and superb building, is one of the most complete museums and traditional world, a veritable temple to the natural sciences. Only the main hall, richly decorated, is worth a visit and a photo. I gave it four stars though to call attention to two problems that I felt. First the central gate of the huge park where the Museum is located is not opened, and there's no good signs where to go. After running the huge block, I found an entry on the side of the Park and had to walk all over again to the front of the Museum. What would be the problem of simply open the front gate? And the second question, more important, is that the Museum is "bobificado". There are many things for children, many panels and games explaining the basics, etc. I know this is "modernization" and an attempt to attract the general public, but limits the people interested in seeing things deeper. For example, in the room of the dinosaurs have put many of the fossils suspended near the ceiling, kind of hard to enjoy, not to occupy the space which is filled in by panels, screens and animated Hollywood models of dinosaurs making sounds of evil beasts.
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  • Loved this museum! There's so much to see! If you're interested in dinosaurs, stones and evolution, you'll find this place very interesting! They have quite the collection on stones, rocks and etc. Also, they have some of Charles Darwin things such as notes, tools and more. It was winter time when we went and they had an ice rink right outside the museum entrance. Really cool to at least watch! Definitely worth the visit! The visit is free but it's recommended to make a donation.
  • Great museum with so much to see. Went here as a kid and some things haven't changed whereas many areas are new and exciting. The cocoon was really interesting and made me wish I'd become a scientist! The mammals area could do with a bit of updating and a clean - lots of dust on the exhibits suspended from the ceilings. Had freshly made pizza in the T-rex restaurant which was delicious and reasonably priced. Great day out. Wear comfy shoes - you'll definitely meet your fitness watch steps quota here!!
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