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Natural History Museum

The museum is home to life and earth science specimens comprising some 80 million items within five main collections: botany, entomology, mineralogy, palaeontology and zoology.

The museum is a world-renowned centre of research specialising in taxonomy, identification and conservation. Given the age of the institution, many of the collections have great historical as well as scientific value, such as specimens collected by Charles Darwin.

The museum is particularly famous for its exhibition of dinosaur skeletons and ornate architecture—sometimes dubbed a cathedral of nature—both exemplified by the large Diplodocus cast which dominates the vaulted central hall.

The Natural History Museum Library contains extensive books, journals, manuscripts, and artwork collections linked to the work and research of the scientific departments; access to the library is by appointment only.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_History_Museum,_London





Museum Facilities

  • Cafe

  • Restaurant

  • Shop

  • Audio Guide

  • Tour Guide

  • Photography

  • Wheelchair Access

  • WiFi

  • Venue Hire


  • Available

  • Not allowed

  • Unconfirmed

  • Prior permission required.


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London Area: Central

Address

  • Natural History Museum
  • Cromwell Rd
  • Kensingston
  • London
  • SW7 5BD

Directions

  • TFL Zone

    Zone 1

  • Underground

    • South Kensington

    Bus Numbers

  • 360, 70, 345, 430

FREE Admission

Admission discounts
Art Fund 50% off exhibitions
Open Hours
Monday 10:00am 18:00pm
Tuesday 10:00am 18:00pm
Wednesday 10:00am 18:00pm
Thursday 10:00am 18:00pm
Friday 10:00am 18:00pm
Saturday 10:00am 18:00pm
Sunday 10:00am 18:00pm
Bank Holidays 10:00am 18:00pm
Last Friday of the month open until 22.30

Contact Details

Phone 020 7942 5000
Email
Website Natural History Museum
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