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"The Natural History Museum" Natural History Museum Tip by cheekymarieh

Natural History Museum, London: 113 reviews and 216 photos

  Natural History Museum
by cheekymarieh

The popular name for the British Museum (Natural History), housed since 1881 in S Kensington, London. The exhibition was originally built up in the 17th–18th-century around the collections of Sir Hans Sloane and Sir Joseph Banks.

The museum has various fascinating exhibits such as volcanic activity, earthquakes (you can actually experience one for yourself), creepy crawlies, mammals, minerals and also the world famous vast display of dinosaurs.

This is a place that you could all too easily spend the whole day in - be you a child or an adult. A word of warning though - the museum is not airconditioned and therefore on a very hot day the heat can be unbearable as it was on my last trip.

Although admission is free you do have to pay for special exhibitions (dinosaur birds were on the agenda last August).

Address: Cromwell Road / Exhibition Road, Sth Kensington
Directions: South Kensington is the nearest Tube station and the museum is well sign posted from there.
othercontact: Free admission
Phone: 020 7942 5011

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 6, 2003
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