natural history museum

the Natural History Museum is one of the most visited museums in London. The museum is located in a truly beautiful building, the front of the building is decorated with relief panels of plants, animals, fossils and insects.

Inside the museum there is so much to see that a day is much too short. Fortunately, the museum is divided into 4 zones so that you can choose to see a certain zone.

The red zone is mainly about geology. Learn of Earth’s history and the forces that are changing it. Here you can also experience the force of an earthquake in a simulator.
The green zone is mainly aimed at birds, insects, fossils and minerals.
In the orange zone, nature can be explored in the Wildlife Garden (open between April and October).
In the blue zone, the focus is mainly on dinosaurs, amphibians, mammals, reptiles and marine invertebrates.

There is a lot to see, eg

  • The first T. Rex fossil ever discovered.
  • An Archeopteryx fossil (the most valuable fossil in the museum’s collection).
  • The 1st edition of Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species.
  • Dippy the Diplodocus Skeleton (which hangs in the main hall).
  • a 28m long model of a blue whale

opening times

daily from 10:00 – 17:50


The museum is free to enter, but it is advisable to make a reservation. you can do so via this website

how do you get there?

South Kensington underground station then follow signs for Natural History Museum


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