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Natural History Museum, London

4.5
Natural History Museum houses one of the world's largest collections of natural history specimens. Here you can see 70 million specimens in the fields of botany, entomology, mineralogy, paleontology, and zoology. The vast collection makes it impossible to view everything on one visit, so consider a few of the highlights. You can choose from dinosaur skeletons, fossils, taxidermied specimens of large mammals, and artwork featuring exotic animals, among many other displays. Whichever exhibits you put on your list, make sure to include Treasures. This exhibit features specimens that the museum selected from its exhaustive collection for their scientific, historical, aesthetic, and cultural importance. You can visit permanent exhibits for free, but temporary exhibits have an associated fee. Use our London trip itinerary planning tool to add Natural History Museum and other attractions to your London vacation plans.
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  • I attended here with my girlfriend on a Friday morning. Full of kids, which is great to see. Not great to see the kids, but great that kids are taken there on trips. I loved the place, it's really.....  more »
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  • We visited back during the summer holidays so it was very very busy but still enjoyable. There is a donation box on the way in, however, they do not force you to donate like the science museum do. We didn't donate but we did buy a lot in the museum shop!!  There is a lot to see and you could easily spend a whole day in here looking at everything. My son's both loved it, especially the dinosaur area and the taxidermy section.  Definitely worth visiting if you are visiting London.
  • The absolute best place to visit in London. From the architectural splendour to the amazing exhibitions and really helpful staff. This place will see you and amaze you with the details from the stained glass to the stone monkeys on the pillars and arches, the gargoyles and the roof paintings to the carefully selected items in each exhibitions and the journey suggested through them. A big thank you to all the members of staff. They are incredible at helping you understand the importance of each exhibit and at pointing you in the right direction with so much kindness and politeness.
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