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Natural History Museum

South Kensington, London
Natural History Museum, South Kensington, London
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Admission Free (except certain exhibitions and special events)
Opening Times
Monday-Saturday 10:00-17:50
Sunday 11:00-17:50
Last admission: 17:30
Wheelchair Access Yes
Address of Natural History Museum
Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road
South Kensington, London
SW7 5BD
United Kingdom
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Public transport to get to Natural History Museum
Tube: South Kensington
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The Natural History Museum was opened in 1881 and has continued to fascinate people since. The building was designed by Alfred Waterhouse and is a sight in itself with tall arches covering the revolutionary Victorian iron and steel framework.

There are hundreds of entertaining and educational exhibits, such as the dinosaur collections and the earthquake simulator, which will keep the children happy.

A large number of the exhibits were brought back by Captain Cook and Charles Darwin from their voyages around the world.

The Museum employs 100 scientists and librarians to continue its research inside the museum.

Top 10 Exhibits:
1. Gemstones
2. Earthquake Simulator
3. Journey Through the Globe
4. No.1 Crawley House
5. Model Baby
6. Water Cycle Video Wall
7. Fossils
8. Blue Whale
9. Dinosaurs
10. Meteorites.

For refreshments there are areas in the basement set aside for visitors to bring packed lunches to eat. While the onsite restaurant, benugo, serves a good selection of hot and cold food and drinks.

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