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Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum is one of London's most popular museums, located in South Kensington.

The museum holds roughly 80 million items, and they make up the world's most important natural history collection. The museum has exhibits from some of the following areas:

  • oceans
  • dinosaurs
  • human evolution
  • space

The museum also has events as well as temporary exhibitions. For example, every month's last Friday hosts an After Hours at the Museum event, where you can look at exhibits, listen to presentations as well as enjoy food and drink.

Virtual tours

Natural History Museum offers several types of content that can be enjoyed from the safety of your home. Sir David Attenborough is your guide around Hintze Hall in a series of audio guides available here. There’s also a virtual tour available in the form of Google Arts & Culture collection showing over 300 000 items from the museum’s collection.

Getting there

The South Kensington underground station is about 5 minutes away, and Gloucester Road underground station is about 10 minutes away by foot.

Nearby

Both the Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum are neighbouring the Natural History Museum. Harrods is also roughly 10 minutes away.