Explore the natural history of the planet Earth from the prehistoric era to the present day at one of London's most visited m... More
Natural History Museum
Explore the natural history of the planet Earth from the prehistoric era to the present day at one of London's most visited museums. In 1881, the Natural History Museum moved to its present venue. Designed by Alfred Waterhouse, this building is now one of London's most beautiful and most recognized museums. The halls house more than 300 years worth of collections, with over 68 million specimens. Broadly divided into Life and Earth galleries, the museum provides much more than can be seen in a day, and your feet will get tired before your brain does. Let your kids run wild among dinosaur skeletons, erupting volcanoes and life size constructs of blue whales - it's unlikely they'll ever forget their first visit here.
This really is a great day out, we have visited several times but this was the first time in school holidays and I have to say unfortuneately it is to be avoided during this time, the queue to see the t-rex was nearly two hours long and they allow so many people in that its almost like walking along a conveyor belt without time to really look at the exhibits. Its not that bad at other times, even on weekends when we have spent whole days having a really good look around. Usually its a realy great day out with plenty of interactive exhibits, really educational and fun; just stay away during school holidays!!!
As far as museums are concerned, this is one of the best I have ever visited.Very interesting...I was not bored for a minute and wanted to see all the exhibits, even though I was exhausted. It goes without saying that it is excellent for school children, but adults will enjoy it just as much if not more. The section on volcanoes was the one I liked best. Very Informative as well - did you know that 95% of all packaging is unnecessary?
I thought hen i got dragged to this museum by my boyfriend I thought it would be really boring with all the Dinosaur bones and fossils - but boy was I wrong!?!?!
This has to be one of the most interesting places in London, it is full of history that keeps you tuned in throughout your journey round the vast walls.