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“Worth a visit especially when raining”

Natural History Museum
Ranked #13 of 1 841 things to do in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Took our 8 year old daughter here who if I’m
Honest lost interest quite quickly but it is ok to kill time on a rainy day

Thank cootieCleveland
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Got there at 10:30. Long queue to get in. This started at the V&A all the way to the front door and it was raining so out there without any cover. A place like this should have at the very least a poly-tunnel walkway. We got inside to be met with the Blue whale bone structure hung from the ceiling. Not as big as I had hoped to see(bring back DINO) It was to high up to look at from the hall floor, had to go up lots of stairs to get a sort of eye level view. As it was a Saturday lots of families with kids running amok. Lots of clear tubes asking for at least a £5 donation (maybe this is for a covered walk way. Hope so). Went for a cuppa into the first place inside. only 6 tables taken out of 20/30. The young girl told us that that they only served food and we could not come in just for a drink. I said the place was empty and we would be back latter for lunch but still no. Told her we would not be back so lost custom. Got a tea at another self service place where you had to play sardines as it was rammed. We spent 4 hours in there and then went up the road for lunch.

Thank I6487CJianm
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Really. Collection is amaizing. Building is amaizing. Dinosaurs is amaizing. Best London experience with your kids.

1  Thank Артем К
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Made us wait for hours, after queuing the agents asked us to start queuing somewhere else where the queue was at least twice longer. Very poor service.

Thank Jeremy C
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

If you travel with kids, it's a must, but if not, it is still definitely worth a visit. Lost of stuffed animals from beetles to rhinos and amazing moving, interactive exhibition of dinosaurs, volcanoes, earthquakes etc. There is actually a live simulation of an earthquake!

1  Thank Erzsi2015
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