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Natural History Museum

4.6/5
392 Reviews
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Currently Closed Open from 10:00am-5:50pm
Recommended sightseeing time: 3-5 hours
Address: Cromwell Road,London SW7 5BD
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Phone: +44-20-79425000 +44-20-79425725

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Museum of Natural History The British Museum of Natural History (Natural History Museum) is located in the South Kensington District, southwestern central London, next to Hyde Park. The total building area of the museum is more than 40,000 square meters, and there are about 70 million specimens from all over the world, including 28 million specimens of insects. The British Museum of Natural History is the largest natural history museum in Europe. Originally created as part of the British Museum in 1753, it was separated from the main building in 1881 and officially independent in 1963. It is located in South Kensington, London, a Victorian building, shaped like a medieval cathedral.

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Introduction

Natural History Museum is in Victorian style. It has hundreds of interactive platforms relating to eco-science and worlds of animals, among which the Earthquake Experiencing Gallery, Earth Gallery and Dinosaur Gallery are the most popular. The treasure of this museum is the skeleton of diplodocus which almost occupies the entire central hall. In addition, there are reptiles under magnification to help people explore the world of mammals and learn more about human biology.
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Getting Around

You can take subway District, Circle or Piccadilly line and alight at South Kensington Station.
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Helpful Information

1.It is very crowded at the Natural History Museum during the weekends, public holidays and summer/winter breaks, and therefore, it is highly recommended that you do not visit the place during these periods. 2. Photo taking is allowed within the museum, but please do not bring along tripod stand and selfie stick. 3.It is advisable that you keep quiet during your tour in the museum, and do not make any noises or run around the place.
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