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Natural History Museum

On this page you find practical information, photos and videos about Natural History Museum.

Natural History Museum features in these preplanned City Guides:

5-day London City Guide

Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • One of the world's best natural history museums
  • Kid-friendly museum

Time required: 120 minutes

Phone: +44 20 7942 5000

Web site:

Opening hours:

Time period Opening hours
Daily: 10am - 5:50pm
Dec 24-26: Closed


Ticket type Charge
General: Free

Public transport:

  • District Line: South Kensington station
  • Circle Line: South Kensington station
  • Piccadilly Line: South Kensington station

Address: Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD

Things you need to know:

  • Natural History Museum's collection has more than 70 million life and earth science specimens
  • The museum was founded in 1881
  • Some of the specimens were collected by Darwin
  • The specimens include plants, animals, minerals, gems, meteorites, interactive rainforest and more
  • The museum is renowned for its collection of dinosaur skeletons and the imposing building

What to do there:

  • Walk around and enjoy the marvelous collection
  • Try the many innovative, hands-on exhibits

Tips & Insights:

  • The building of the museum itself is worth a visit
  • Avoid school holidays but be prepared for groups of teenagers
  • It is a must-see for families with kids

Natural History Museum features in these preplanned City Guides: