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Natural History Museum

Museums, Natural history South Kensington Free
5 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars
(105user reviews)
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 (Dinosaur skeleton at Dinosnores sleepover © Celia Topping)
Dinosaur skeleton at Dinosnores sleepover © Celia Topping
 (Sabre toothed tiger skull © Celia Topping)
Sabre toothed tiger skull © Celia Topping
 (Kids explore the NHM © Courtesy of Trustees of Natural History Museum)
Kids explore the NHM © Courtesy of Trustees of Natural History Museum
 (Annual summer Sensational Butterflies event © Kevin Webb/NHM Image Resources)
Annual summer Sensational Butterflies event © Kevin Webb/NHM Image Resources
 (Annual winter ice rink at the NHM © PETER KINDERSLEY)
Annual winter ice rink at the NHM © PETER KINDERSLEY
 (Dinosnores adult sleepover © Celia Topping)
Dinosnores adult sleepover © Celia Topping

Time Out says

5 out of 5 stars

Both a research institution and a fabulous museum, the Natural History Museum opened in Alfred Waterhouse’s purpose-built Romanesque cathedral of nature on the Cromwell Road in 1881. Joined by the splendid Darwin Centre extension in 2009, the original building still looks quite magnificent. The pale blue and terracotta façade just about prepares you for the natural wonders within.

Since 1905, London’s most beloved dinosaur, Dippy the Diplodocus, reigned in the Hintze Hall. The 26-metre-long plaster-cast replica of a Diplodocus skeleton embarked on a nationwide tour in 2017, beginning on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast (where it's currently in residence) and finishing in Norwich in late 2020. While Dippy’s off on holiday, a diving Blue Whale skeleton has taken up his spot.

A left turn leads into the west wing or Blue Zone, where long queues form to see animatronic dinosaurs - especially endlessly popular T rex. A display on biology features an illuminated, man-sized model of a foetus in the womb along with graphic diagrams of how it might have got there.

A right turn from the central hall leads past the ‘Creepy Crawlies’ exhibition to the Green Zone. Stars include a cross-section through a Giant Sequoia tree and an amazing array of stuffed birds, including the extinct dodo and the chance to compare the egg of a hummingbird, smaller than a little fingernail, with that of an elephant bird (now extinct), almost football-sized. 

Beyond is the Red Zone where you can take an escalator ride through the centre of the Earth to discover the famous earthquake simulator. ‘Earth’s Treasury’ is a mine of information on a variety of precious metals, gems and crystals; ‘From the Beginning’ is a brave attempt to give the expanse of geological time a human perspective. 

Many of the museum’s 80 million specimens are housed in the Darwin Centre, where they take up nearly 17 miles of shelving. With its eight-storey Cocoon, this is also home to the museum’s research scientists.

Each year the museum features fresh new temporary exhibitions, as well as some regular favourites, like Wildlife Photographer of the Year and their tropical butterfly house, 'Sensational Butterflies'. There are also many opportunities to visit the museum after hours including movie nights, Crime Scene Live, monthly late openings and the chance to sleep over at the Museum with Dino Snores. 

See more of London's best museums and our seven favourite objects inside the National History Museum.



Address: Cromwell Road
Transport: Tube: South Kensington
Price: Free (permanent collection); admission charge applies for some temporary exhibitions
Opening hours: Daily 10am-5.50pm (last admission 5.30pm)
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A great day out, definitely top 3 museum in London.

My personal highlights are the Blue Whale, the Diplodocus cast and the escalator in the earth hall.

There are so many exhibits here, walking through the museum feels almost like you're walking through time!

Best of all... It's Free!!! Okay, the cafes are a bit pricey, and some of the temporary exhibits have entrance fees but I would still class the museum as great value.

Can be very busy on weekends so arrive early to beat the queues.

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I can not recommend seeking out and chatting to one of the science educators at the museum highly enough. They are all passionate about science and brilliant at translating that to children and adults alike. If you get the opportunity check out the investigate centre, a hidden gem in the basement of the museum that is not normally discovered until lunchtime (as it is right next to the picnic area). It is fully of real specimens and microscopes that gives everyone a chance to have a hands on experience. Also during the summer holidays try and get onto one of the pond dipping workshops based in the wildlife garden, which itself is worth a visit as it is a mini haven in the centre of London.

For those after a spot of calm reflection head to the images of nature gallery which is a mini art gallery within the museum itself with an ever changing collection of natural history based art through the ages, 

If you want to spoil yourself head to the treasures gallery tucked away behind the Darwin statue at the top of the main staircase. In here you will find a smorgasbord of natural history delights, just make sure you pay your respects to Guy the Gorilla on your way in.

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When I was a kid I would visit the NHM all the time – I was completely obsessed. As far as museums for children go, you can’t get much better. Outstanding range of dinosaurs on display restructured from their bones, most notably the diplodocus that greets you as you enter, with an animatronic T rex that could be alive it’s so realistic! Is it for adults though? Absolutely. There is stacks of information on display should you wish to learn, and endless displays if all you’re after is an enjoyable way to spend an afternoon. The layout is excellent in addition. The only criticism I would have is that there is not enough features visitors can get involved with – for example I think there used to be a ‘realistic earthquake experience’ that is no longer there. Bringing this type of thing back makes the museum more excitable so it is more than an informative exhibition. Unquestionably still a must visit for all age groups.


What a stunning building. It doesn't even need all the relics, art and history inside to attract visitors but I guess it's a good thing it does as it just increases it's allure. Exhibits change with some regularity although the paid for exhibits always tend to be a slight let down for me. The top floors tend to be ignored and yet they normally hold the most interesting items. If you've never been to the NHM, you really should go. If you have, why not go again just to soak in the history and admire the utterly gorgeous building. 


I recently visited the 'Beneath The Surface' Whale exhibition at the Natural History Museum and realised just how ignorant I was about Whales! I learned some fascinating things and the sheer size of some of the bones was absolutely mind blowing! 

To get in the Museum is free but there was a cost for the exhibition and I was very glad that it was ticketed as the museum itself was absolutely packed, it was a Saturday and you couldn't really walk around comfortably with the amount of people but the exhibition itself was a lot less chaotic! 


London's Natural History Museum is one of the largest & most amazing ones all over the world. Having visited several ones in different continents, I can easily back this up! Free entrance allows you to spend several weekends in here and still explore something new each time. Dinosaurs, life evolution, rare species, world natural phenomena & disasters, earth stones gems, are all excibited in here. I would definately put this 1st on the list for kids attractions in London - loads of things to keep them happy and engaged all day long.


I had the opportunity to spend the night in the Natural History Museum as part of their adult sleepover series and honestly it was one of those moments that I will never forget. 

There is something very surreal and exciting about wondering around a museum in your pyjamas...

All the exhibits were great as were the activities and the company. Also the staff were very happy and helpful throughout the evening, despite working till the early hours. 

One moment I will never forget is laying under dippy in my sleeping bag with a harpist playing the Jurassic Park theme nearby...excellent :) 


The NHM is a rigjtbof passage in London. It needs to be done. Unfortunately it is so big that I am yet to see it all, I’ve been at least 3 times now. It’s a great day out and the paid exhibitions are great too. Definitely worth going


A British institution. An amazing Victorian museum. Fantastic exhibits. Lovely facilities. No more to be said.


As the 99th person who gives the Natural History Museum 5 stars I can only agree with the superlatives...

This place is fascinating in many levels (literally and figuratively, ha): the architecture is amazing ( Paddington the bear visited the famous building too), the exhibition is intriguing (everybody can find a favourite part: from crystals to dinosaurs they have EVERYTHING) and the location is one of my favourites in the city.

The Natural History Museum must be on everybody's "to do"/bucket/London list.


The Natural History Museum never fails to disappoint! Any time I have friends or family visiting I bring them to The Natural History Museum followed by dinner around South Kensington, it really is a perfect day in London for me, add in The Science Museum and V&A and you're laughing! 

And as if the NHM couldn't get any better, at Christmas time it has a pop up ice rink and that is so magical, and even if you're not majorly into ice skating yourself there is a lovely cafe above the rink for you to keep an eye on your kids or friends and giggle at them or even be in awe of their skating. Skating on the ice and looking up and the incredible NHM building is definitely a Christmas experience I will always remember. 

In the summer time its also perfect place to shelter from the London heat and get an ice cream cone after to award yourself for the hours of walking around the brilliant exhibitions. My personal favourite is the Dinosaur exhibition but it really is a place for everyone, families, couples, dates, or even if you fancy a day to yourself. 


"The best things in life are free" perfectly sums up my thoughts on the Natural History Museum. A world-class attraction and one of the best places to take visitors and kids in London. The added bonus at this time of year is the ice-skating rink near to the main entrance - very picturesque (but definitely best to book in advance as it can get so busy).


One of my favourite places to go if I'm looking for a free day out with friends. There's so much to see here and learn about, you could spend days here and not get bored! I've been countless times and have yet to see everything the museum has to offer. Great for kids and adults alike!


My favourite place in London! Even better - free entry. Interesting things around every corner and such a lovely environment to be in. Perfect for a family outing, with your partner or even if you just want some time to yourself.


By far my favourite museum in London..... My love of dinosaurs and anything old (well anything older than an inflatable sofa) makes this the most magical and fascinating location to explore history. I have been time and time again over the yeas and it never fails to disappoint. 


The Natural History Museum is a wonderful venue to visit any time of the year and they have a vast range of learning materials and knowledge to share. I was fortunate enough to attend a baby event sponsored by Aptamil and Time Out which was brilliant. My son and I took part in one of the Baby Sensory classes and then enjoyed a walk around the museum. It was a great day and we really enjoyed the event and museum.


This place will have you wondering if it's even real. The architecture is absolutely breathtaking with impossibly stunning brickwork and staircases that will make you think you've just stepped into Hogwarts. There are new exhibits to see regularly so you can keep going again and again yet the classics stay the same. The dinosaur collection is definitely something to gawk at. There are queues in summer during peak tourist season so try to book online and get there early to avoid the queues. If you intend on going in winter, why not combine the trip with a skate around their ice rink that open around Christmas time? This museum is a must-see in London. 


Brilliant way to spend a day with family, friends, or a date! So much to explore and experience. Definitely the national geographic photo exhibit is phenomenal


We went to see the butterfly house that had for the summer and it was lovely. We stepped into a room teaming with beautiful butterfly's roaming by. The colours were spectacular. We then went inside the main museum and saw the Dinosaurs,mammal and creepy crawly exhibitions. Brilliant and informative. Some of the interactive stuff wasn't working and it looked a bit worn out form years gone by but you cannot fault this place on being informative,fun and great to look at. the building itself is wonderful and just exploding with things to see and do. I need to re-visit to finish it all off! 


How I love this place! The building itself is a thing of dreams and the exhibitions are why I currently work in science. It is educational and fun! What I would say is that it can get a bit too crowded with children, but to be expected so if you are a tourist reserve the visit for weekdays. 


I have loved this place ever since a field trip brought me here from my little village at the age of 9. It has everything you could wish for and more to feed your mind and fire your imagination. I've never tired of it, bringing the kids in my life to visit for the joy of exploration on their faces as they discover new and exciting things about the world we live in. All this for free, one of the reasons London is great.I'm a sucker for the shop too - so many cool things! Go visit if you're a real kid or just a big kid. I've never been disappointed and doubt I ever will be.

This museum is amazing for children and for adults at the same time. Interactive, funny and interesting... In the weekend can be busy and sometimes I had to wait 20-30 minutes outside in the queue, but it was worth it! My favourite part is the one about earth because is very easy to understand and you can learn a lot. 

I love the area as well, so after you see the museum, you can have a walk in South Kensington, which is full of nice things to do. Enjoy your time there!


Thoroughly enjoyed this resent museum trip to the Butterfly Ball lates exhbition. There was so much fun and excitement in the air at this mainly adult event. We got to go behind the scenes to get up close and personal with caterpillars and learn about their unfortunate deaths due to parasitic wasps, their forked tongues and clever camouflage techniques. To top it all off, we got to stroke Rosie the tarantula, take photos with Ecko the gecko and even hold a Kingdom snake! The natural history museum cleverly mixes the wizard wonders of the natural world in innovative modern exhibits aimed both at adults and children, in a beautiful historic building with the most exquisite details if you look carefully enough. As we wandered through, it's so easy to get swept up in the magic of nature. My only slight gripe would be that the food and drink on offer was quite expensive, but otherwise a really fun Friday night!


There's so much to see and do at the Natural History Museum that on this visit because we had a child with us with a short attention span, we focused on the dinosaur gallery. The exhibit is laid out well with dinosaur skeletons peppered throughout and interactive displays. It was interesting and educational. The t-rex might be a little tired - he's intimidating and interesting for children to see but my husband remembers the same robotic t-rex from some 30 years ago so he might need a little bit of updating. Overall, it's a great exhibit and for kids who love dinosaurs, it's completely captivating. It was interesting for me also to update some dinosaur names that I didn't know that may have emerged since my own childhood.


I have been to this museum since I was a child (still remember the animatronic T Rex from the late 80s which scared me), but more recently have been to the wildlife photography exhibitions with my partner. The latest exhibition we saw was called Other Worlds. Fortunately were able to speed past the main queues to enter the exhibition. I thought the photography was beautiful and very varied (covered all the planets as well as the Sun) and some of the pictures really stood out e.g. one which showed Mars landscape with different layers-ice and without. We didn't have time to see the rest of the museum but would recommend getting tickets to the exhibitions as that also means you don't have to queue with all the tourists!



Even if you're not that much into science, this is a place you really must visit. First suggestion: avoid the weekends as you'll end up waiting for ages and inside it will be so crammed you won't be able to enjoy your visit as you should. Second suggestion: have plenty of time to spend there. The good thing is that the museum itself is free, you will only have to pay for the temporary exhibitions. However, it is so big and there's so much to do that you'll regret not making enough time!

The first time I've seen it was on the TV when I was a child watching video music on MTV - do you remember the Chemical Brother's Hey Boy Hey Girl video? I was so excited when I could finally go to the museum. The building itself is magnificent, and there's so much to see and discover. Literally everyone will love it. Kids, adults, everyone. It's interesting, stunning and entertaining.

The escalator in the earth is a must seen :) You won't regret it.


"Let's go check out the dinosaurs!" "I want to see the volcanic rock" although you may hear these exclamations from children at the Natural History Museum, I wouldn't be surprised if adults said them too. A wondrous place to escape during the rain or to watch sunset behind the iconic facade, with your first steps having your breath taken away by the grand staircase. From prehistoric history to modern day times, the Natural History Museum truly captures your attention, without you paying a penny. 


What can I say other than MY FAVOURITE ATTRACTION IN LONDON! England..? Let's say England.

Born and raised in London meant I took many a trip here (solo and with school) during my childhood and you know what? It only gets better as you get older!

My favourite section of the museum for observation is the Mammals section where the animals on show are preserved and just breathtaking. For interaction, it's the Human Biology section where you can learn all about pregnancy, human growth and test your memory on a no. of mind games. But for simple wow factor, it has to be the Stegosaurus skeleton found in the Earth Hall (red zone). As the best fossilised stego skeleton ever, it's bloody impressive!

I love the mineralogy section (in the treasury gallery) where they have some beautiful (and massive!) diamonds, rocks and precious stones. I have to give a mention to the Earthquakes section where the Japanese store earthquake simulator is both perfect decor and to be honest quite surreal. Whilst it's not a 7 on the Richter scale, it certainly gives you a lasting impression.

If visiting during the hustle and bustle of school trips and tourists isn't your thing (and you're over 18) then I WHOLEHEARTEDLY recommend visiting NHM Lates and After School Club. Food and beverages - the alcoholic kind ;) - are on offer. There are plenty of like minded individuals and the freedom to explore after hours is without a doubt one of the best evenings I could ask for. Plus there may even be talks and workshops on the night. Even if you can't manage the whole museum in one visit, go back! Again...and again! It's FREEEE!

I attended the Crime Scene Live, forensic night just last week, which at £60 was steep, but amazing nonetheless. Forensic white suit included.

As a science graduate and Science teacher, the NHM holds a special place in my heart. Having the opportunity to bring my students means I get to share my love of the museum with them. Win, win! I hope one day I will be able to contribute to this amazing institution by working here (academically.)

But for now, my next stop, the Natural History Museum Sleepover...if I could only find £180 to spare... Watch this space!


This is my favourite place in London.  We try and pay a visit at least once a year and have several traditions that we must do each time we go.

There is so much in the museum that a day is probably not enough, but when we go, we tend to stick to our favourite galleries and then maybe one or two others if we have time.

Our favourite section is the dinosaurs, especially Dippy and the animatronic ones.  We will be gutted when Dippy goes!  We go round the main gallery then at the end, we have to watch the small sleeping dinosaur until his front foot moves (watch it and see)before we can move on.  I bore my son by trying to guess which dinosaur each one is, before looking at the sign.

We then go to the mammals gallery to look at all the stuffed mammals.  I normally try and learn a few unusual names in case they come in handy in the future (try slipping moeritherium or mouflon casually into a conversation!).  We also have a competition to find the animal with the stupidest name and so far, Kirk's Dik-Dik wins every time.

Then it's time for the earthquake gallery. We take the staircase through the centre of the world to get there.  We always visit the earthquake 'simulator', which is a mock up of a Japanese supermarket from the Kobe earthquake.  We wait for it to finish before going into the earthquake zone and stay for the whole reconstruction.  To an outside, this will probably look dated and a bit rubbish, but we would be sad if it ever disappeared.

There are many other galleries that we occasionally look at, such as the human body, ecology, birds, minerals, Darwin and a few new bits which we haven't quite got used to yet.  Best of all, it is free entry, so even if you don't have long, you can go in for a few minutes just to look at a few exhibits (as long as it's not school holidays when we've been known to queue for about 2 hours to get in!).

What Samuel Johnson says about London, applies here:  'When a man is tired of the Natural History Museum, he is tired of life'.


Quite possibly my favourite place to spend time in, in the whole of London. Beautiful building and fascinating exhibits. Gets very busy at weekends and bank holidays, so go during the week if you can. The grounds are great for a picnic in the summer as well.


DINOSAURS AND ANIMALS!! what else could a boy ask for. This is seriously one of the most fun days out you can plan. With activities for all ages, you could easily spend half a day or a full day here, and learn so much about the vast world around you (I think that is one of the main objectives of this place anyway..). The location in south ken also means there is a great array of food options available, if the in-house cafe is not your thing. 


I adore the Natural History Museum, and recently went back for a "back to school" night hosted by Time Out last Friday. The dinosaurs exhibition still blows by mind, even as an adult. I was lucky enough to do a "dinosaurs by torchlight" walk through - which was very jurassic park esque and therefore wonderful. We also got to have a wander through most of the downstairs of the museum doing various activities. After that we finished up in the main atrium for an AMAZING silent disco. Silent disco-ing with a big dinosaur in one of London's most iconic venues was damn right awesome. I'd go back again, definitely. 


One of my favourite museums in London. So much to see and do for all the family. Feels a bit like you are wandering through history. You can really imagine the huge dinosaurs walking around all those years ago! Fascinating stuff and perfect for a free day out. Just make sure you eat before you go because the cafe is extortionate!


This review is for the after-school club - adult edition:

I was really looking forward to the after-school club, and while it was great to see the museum after hours and much less crowded than usual.

It would have been great to have more signposts to the various events, or more guides to direct you and encourage you to take part, as it was quite spread out and difficult to find some things.  

The best part was the torchlit dinosaur trail and the film in the inflatable dome. 

It was fun to be in the museum after hours and with a little more thought I think it could be a even greater/better event in the future.

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No visit to London would be complete without a visit to the natural history museum - an incredible array of artefacts and displays, and of course the dinosaur hall. You can easily spend the whole day here exploring, a great family day out.


I absolutely adore the Natural History Museum. In my opinion this is definitely the best museum in London and one that I go back to time and time again. For one the building is just such a beautiful sight to look at, the architecture is simply incredible and lit up at night it just makes it that extra special. It’s also FREE although you will need to pay for certain exhibitions. The grand entrance hall is just so striking as soon as you enter the museum where you are immediately greeted by Dippy the Diplodocus Dinosaur, catch him before he goes on tour! I have spent many days off just exploring this wonderful treasure of London and always come away inspired, it will definitely leave quite an impression on you. It really does appeal to people of all ages and everything seems to be well laid out and displayed.I have also been to the late nights and have enjoyed these when the museum has been less crowded as would be expected during the school holidays and weekends. The winter market and ice skating rink is also great around Christmas time. I hope to plan to attend some more of their talks and special events in the future.

Amazing place and building! There are so many great exhibits here, from dinosaur skeletons to an earth quake simulation. Definitely one of the best museums in London,


The Natural History Museum is a beautiful building and I never tire of visiting here.  Having said that, I think they need to do more to make the Lates evenings more interesting.  There needs to be more interactive parts and follow the lead of Lates at the Science Museum in order to attract the crowds and keep them.


The Natural History Museum is up there with the finest institutions London has to offer. Infinitely fascinating, and staggeringly expansive, no one trip can ever cover what you may hope to see. There is only so much the human brain can take in a single day before it struggles to focus on new topics and process uncorrelated information - brain fuzz, is what some call that limit most humans reach after more than four hours on their feet in a place of historical learning.

There are at least twenty brain fuzzes to be had in the Natural History Museum. You would have to go a minimum of twenty times to honestly experience all there is to see and appreciate it for what it is. With the possibility of seeing a giant robotic T-Rex (which, when a child, was awesome) there is a tendency to breeze past 'less important' things - really old tree barks, for example - but how shameful it is to brush aside such wonders. "Oh look, a geologist's life work. Neat". "Oh, check it out, a set of fossilised insects spanning the almost the entire Creataceous period. Moving on!". "These panels telling of the history of carbon dating are interesting but... Giant sloth! Giant blue whale made of plastic! Gift Shop! Cafe!". 

Take your time if you can. Avoid rushing from one thing to the next. Dwell on the history of the planet, and marvel at the craftsmen who built this beautiful public space which houses all that we currently know about life on Earth. But if you're a tourist with just time enough for one trip, definitely just rush through everything and take a thousand photos and stand in the Earthquake simulator for a laugh. 


Such a gorgeous old museum with so much to see and do it’s a must see on the London tourist trail. But it loses a star from me because it's getting a bit tired (slightly scruffy taxidermy giraffe and a chipped blue whale) and just needs a bit of a revamp. The dinosaur exhibition is the highlight, and turning the corner to the robotic T-Rex still gets me excited 20 years after I first went. The ‘lates’ (pictured) are also great fun, getting to ask explorers, anthropologists and scientists about their discoveries and adventures first-hand. #SaveDippy 


As far as museums go this one is absolutely humongous! After about three hours of walking around I was beat and had barely skimmed the surface. If you have the luxury of wide open weekdays I’d go then to avoid the weekend museum scramble. There’s so much to see, everyone is guaranteed to find at least one thing they’re interested in. Personally I found the taxidermy section a bit unnerving so maybe steer clear of that if you’re of a weak disposition. Other than that mull about and enjoy all the breathtaking sights this museum has to offer.


I love coming to the Natural History Museum. It's a fabulous museum and a great research facility set in the heart of beautiful South Kensington.

The NHM houses thousands of exhibits on a broad range of topics from outer space to dinosaurs. Naturally, the dinosaurs is a highlight as well as the earthquake simulator. On the last Friday of every month, the museum is open till late for adults to take in the museum with a drink. 

If you have kids, it's a great place to get them inspired. If you're feeling curious, there's no better place to learn about dinosaurs, creepy crawlies, mammals and space. If you're visiting London on a budget, the Natural History Museum is free to the public. You really can't fault the Natural History Museum. Highly recommended to everyone in London.

I love the Natural History Museum. I've been here at least 3 times, twice in the day and once in the night. It has never disappointed. In addition to to wonderful dinosaur skeleton/fossils, they have tons of other amazing exhibits and a range of exciting events. I really love the fact that it opens at night once a has got a very different atmosphere and makes it really good alternative night out with friends. In addition, their weird and wonderful events never fail to excite particular, I tried the insect wine tasting. Safe to say, insects are not my thing, but I definitely had a great evening!!

We had a great family day out here and my son loved it. To be honest we did too, lots to do and parts I had forgotten - timeless place and amazing this is free. Places like this are what makes London special and amazing. We try to go every couple of years and will keep that up.

Love the NHM. Used to go before I had kids and now go with them. On my last visit it was May Half Term on a saturday. I should have known better really. Queued for nearly an hour and a half to get in. But it was still worth it. 

The restaurant there too is suprisingly good and a great place to unwind before you go in for round two!

Everything about this place is special, The building itself is amazing and the exhibits are fantastic. What kid isn't fascinated by Dinosaurs? My family and i go every year, sometimes twice when they have the outdoor ice rink. Still amazes me that its free and with the Science musuem right next door it its just a win win.

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Amazing for families, what is there not to like about the Natural History Museum. It si so inspiring, fun, educational. Spending hours there is quite easy. Definitely worth several visits to make the most of it, and especially so when you have a family. We first went when our kids were 3 and 1. Now they are 8 and 6, they love it more, as do we, every time we go. The dinosaurs are always a winner of course. Especially with the kids. The Victorian's nailed it with the creation of the museum, and even more so in such a stunning building. The Science Museum is next door, so make the most of both.

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