Natural History Museum London

Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, United Kingdom
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The Natural History Museum in London is a museum exhibiting a vast range of specimens from various segments of natural history. It is one of three major museums on Exhibition Road in South Kensington, the others being the Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum.

The museum is home to life and earth science specimens comprising some 80 million items within five main collections: botany, entomology, mineralogy, palaeontology and zoology. The museum is a world-renowned centre of research specialising in taxonomy, identification and conservation. Given the age of the institution, many of the collections have great historical as well as scientific value, such as specimens collected by Charles Darwin. The museum is particularly famous for its exhibition of dinosaur skeletons and ornate architecture—sometimes dubbed a cathedral of nature—both exemplified by the large Diplodocus cast which dominates the vaulted central hall. The Natural History Museum Library contains extensive books, journals, manuscripts, and artwork collections linked to the work and research of the scientific departments; access to the library is by appointment only.

Underground: South Kensington


Monday 10:00 am – 5:50 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am – 5:50 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am – 5:50 pm
Thursday 10:00 am – 5:50 pm
Friday 10:00 am – 5:50 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 5:50 pm
Sunday 10:00 am – 5:50 pm
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