Natural History Museum

Science Museum, History Museum
Cromwell Rd (at Queen's Gate)
London, Greater London SW7 5BD
+44 20 7942 5000
Monday
10:00am - 5:50pm
Tuesday
10:00am - 5:50pm
Wednesday
10:00am - 5:50pm
Thursday
10:00am - 5:50pm
Friday
10:00am - 5:50pm
Saturday
10:00am - 5:50pm
Sunday
10:00am - 5:50pm

Tips

  • Opened in 1881, the museum facade uses terracotta tiles which were resistant to the soot of Victorian London. The largest of the famous dinosaur skeletons in the central hall is a diplodocus.
  • It's like Hogwarts with dinosaurs
  • The NHM opened in Alfred Waterhouse's purpose-built, Romanesque palazzo on the Cromwell Road in 1881. Now joined by the splendid Darwin Centre extension.
  • Got a passion for dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures? With a collection of dinosaur bones as well as other unique exhibitions, the Natural History Museum will fascinate and amaze visitors.
  • Check out the annual "wildlife photographer of the year" exhibition and the latest addition to the building: the Darwin center.
  • Go to the dinosaur area. T-Rex will take you by surprise.
  • The museum is great, but don't miss the Hogwarts like architecture of the building with all it's goblins and details.
  • Check out the new statue of Darwin in the Great Hall and just above him, a series of gibbon skeletons in mid-swing...
  • Very nice architecture. My favourite building in London. The restaurant in this museum is very good, it has delicious food and very good service.
  • Disciplining other people's children, however tempting, is generally frowned upon.
  • Currently the only way to get a peek behind the scenes is to request (free) tickets for the Spirit Building tour from an information desk. The tour includes the GIANT SQUID + many other things in jars
  • Hidden under the huge escalator that goes up through a model of the earth near the Exhibition Road entrance... a moon rock! From the moon!
  • The museum was formerly an integral part of the British Museum, which originated in 1753 when the government acquired the collections of Sir Hans Sloane
  • Don't forget to look at the actual building - every nook cranny and corner has exquisitely carved beasties. And seek out my friend the dodo I think he gets lonely
  • if you're going with a small child, avoid the one-way route into the life size animated dinosaur exhibition. unexpectedly scary for a 2 year old.
  • A great museum! You should definitely see dinosaurs. T-Rex is amazing! Free entrance.
  • Dinosaurs!!amazing museum!-free entrance!
  • Come down for dinosaurs and wildlife exhibitions in a stunning Hogwarts-like Victorian building. Don't miss the summer butterflies exhibition or join the lates for a more adult- friendly evening.
  • Beautiful building, interesting exhibits, but very outdated. Some exhibits showed present-day as 1990 and still has Pluto as a planet. Worth going because of the amazing architecture and surroundings.
  • The museum's amazing but you should take a hole day, from 10am until 18h the see everything!! Or separate the visit in 3 or 2 days!

Nearby places

Exhibition Rd
87-135 Brompton Rd