Natural History Museum, London, England

Natural History Museum doorway, London, England

Natural History Museum, London.

Visiting London’s Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum Central Hall and dinosaur, London, England

A life-size reproduction of a genuine dinosaur skeleton in the Central Hall.

This museum offers a superb, family-friendly look at nature over the last few million years, with plenty of hands-on exhibits, free of charge. Very near this Victorian edifice (within 100m) are two more excellent establishments, the Science Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum.

“We promote the discovery, understanding, enjoyment, and responsible use of the natural world. ”

Opening Hours: 10. 00 to 17. 50 daily. Closed 24, 25 & 26 December.
Address: Cromwell Road
London SW7 5BD
Tel: +44 (0)20 7942 5000

Entry Free

The Top Ten attractions in the Natural History Museum

The Vault (precious stones); Earthquake simulator; Journey Through the Globe; Attenborough Studio; Model Baby; Water Cycle Video Wall; Fossils; Blue Whale; Dinosaurs; Darwin Centre.

Natural History Museum dinosaur display, London, England

Clear, informative, high-tech displays with occasional animatronic critters to add a frisson.

The museum is divided into four zones

Natural History Museum building spiders, London, England

Kids hard at work building their ideal spider in a typically imaginative display.

Red (natural forces on our planet)

Blue (life on the planet, environment and evolution)

Orange (Wildlife Garden {April-October} and Darwin Centre, cutting edge technology and nature shows)

Green (fossils, creepy crawlies, birds, ecology)

Natural History Museum fossils, London, England

The popular fossil area.


Natural History Museum red zone entry, London, England

The Natural History Museum’s Red Zone, exploring and explaining geology, the power of natural forces (hurricanes, earthquakes etc. ), what we take from it and how we can help preserve it.

Natural History Museum red zone entry, London, England

The Vault is another big attraction in this museum. It’s attached to the rather dry rock/stone area and displays startlingly beautiful and valuable stones in creative, informative layouts.

Natural History Museum evolution display, London, England

The evolution of Man.

t-rex live in natural history museum, london, england

That’s enough about us. Let’s get back to our favourite subject, rampaging carnivores!

Getting to the V&A, Science and Natural History museums

The Natural History edifice is right next to two other massive fun/educational sites, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Science Museum.

On Foot: Ten minutes walk from Harrods, Knightsbridge and Hyde Park.

By Bicycle: a couple of minutes ride via Exhibition Road from the cycle paths in Hyde Park. There are docking spaces for at least 42 rental bikes beside the museum, as well as 13 at South Kensington station.

By Tube/Underground: Five minutes walk from South Kensington underground station. South Kensington is on the Piccadilly, Circle and District Line; five minutes from Victoria, ten minutes from Covent Garden and Leicester Square and 15 minutes from King’s Cross St Pancras.
Also ten minutes walk from Knightsbridge underground station. Knightsbridge is on the Piccadilly Line ten minutes from Covent Garden and Leicester Square and 15 minutes from Kings Cross St Pancras.

By Bus: Buses C1, 14, 74 and 414 stop outside the Cromwell Road entrances. The Open Tour stops outside the Museums as part of their Double Decker Bus site-seeing tour of London.
By Car: Don’t! No parking, no space, no tolerance. Taxis, no problem of course.

Opening Hours: 10. 00 to 17. 50 daily except 24-26 December.
Address: Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road
London SW7 5BD.

Tel: +44 (0)20 7942 5000

Official website: Natural History Museum