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Natural History Museum

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Cromwell Road | South Kensington, London SW7 5BD, England
+44 20 7938 9123
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A center of scientific excellence in the discovery of taxonomy and biodiversity, this world-famous museum promotes the discovery and enjoyment of the natural world through such exciting exhibits as the Life and Earth Galleries, wildlife garden and geological collections.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“blue whale” (670 reviews)
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“dinosaur section” (440 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:50
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Cromwell Road | South Kensington, London SW7 5BD, England
South Kensington
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"blue whale"
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"t rex"
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"dinosaur section"
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"stuffed animals"
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"human body"
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"main hall"
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"all ages"
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"free entry"
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"beautiful building"
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"great for kids"
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"half term"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Me and my 4 years old dauther loved this museum. Lots of attractive sections especially animals. We spent 2 or more hours inside and really like it! If you have a child, you can go without thinking! They will love it!

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Reviewed yesterday

The unfortunate side effect of having museums be free, is that they're INTENSELY busy. Yes, it's a beautiful and well curated space. But add thousands of people, children, strollers, etc. and it becomes overwhelming very quickly. FUN TIP: If you want to get in and...More

1  Thank Chelsea M
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Just returned from our trip to the Natural History Museum in London. My 11 year old son had a fantastic experience with the sleep over with the dinosaurs. Everyone received a warm welcome from the staff and the children were handed a goody bag which...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited at the end of half term so was busy but it's a must see for kids (and grown ups). Well laid out and lots to see, we just didn't have enough time. It's free as well!!

Thank Simon R
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This has got to be, should be, could be one of the seven wonders of the world. Museums at it's finest. A fun day out full of knowledge, learning, new experiences, for all the family.

1  Thank Ayman H
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Reviewed yesterday

When can you take a 10 year old interested in the natural world, to the Natural History Museum? You might think that on a cold day during the February half-term, it would be worth making the trip to London, but you would be wrong. When...More

Thank ARichard581
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited today and was totally dissapointed. This was the first time that have taken my 9 year old Daughter to the Meuseum and wish that I had mot bothered. Bearing in mind that the tourist seasons has not started yet the place was packed. We...More

Thank Matt B
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Reviewed yesterday

The museum is a perfect locations to spend the day in London. Free entrance and you can spend endless time feeling like a kid again seeing all the cool dinosaurs. Try to get there early to skip the line, but it still goes fast.

1  Thank Ólafur Ó
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Reviewed yesterday

There is so much to see that a day just doesn't do it justice. From the interactive creepy crawly attractions to dinosaurs, geology, evolution and whales. This place can keep you and the kids entertained for the full weekend if you have the stamina for...More

Thank Wildwater_Lush
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Far too busy to get around comfortably and in a relaxing manner with two children 9 and 6 years old - felt sorry for those with younger children and prams, dear god the prams!! They were a nightmare and taking up half the room in...More

Thank Mammy2Cai_and_Nia
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casandraoana
7 January 2018|
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Response from Rozalinarahim | Reviewed this property |
you can use just park app to find parking or just simply use public transport. its super efficient. Even uber is efficient too...
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4 January 2018|
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Response from SalisburyTourist | Reviewed this property |
There is quite a few stuffed animals in nearly every room and corridor but they are in amongst skeletons and plastic models and aren't really in your face. the building is also huge and a distracting attraction in its own... More
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Response from richardlo2016 | Reviewed this property |
Dinosaurs are only a small portion of the entire museum; and anyway, it's presented very well, and may actually encourage her to take an interest! There are many other exhibits, such as the evolution of man, the solar... More
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