Natural history museum featurescollections from the history which answers your questions about life on Earth, be it insects or largest mammals. Learn about human evolution and dinosaur facts, explore oceans and wildlife.
When to visit:
january - december
10:00 - 17:50 Everyday
You can download the museum map from http://www.nhm.ac.uk/content/dam/nhmwww/visit/map/Museum-map-new-jan-2019.pdf to plan your museum exploration.
The Natural history museum displays a vast range of specimens from various segments of natural history. This museum has 80 million items within five main collections: botany, entomology, mineralogy, paleontology and zoology. Here you will uncover the history of life on Earth, from the smallest insects to the largest mammals.
The star of the museum is 25.2-metre female whale skeleton telling the dramatic story of evolution, diversity in the world.
Other highlights are: inosaur fossils, Wildlife Photographer of the Year, the state of the art Darwin centre and this summer's blockbuster exhibition, Whales: Beneath the surface.
Blue Zone: Dinosaurs to mammals showing diversity of life on Earth
Green Zone: 25.2-metre blue whale skeleton
Red Zone: Earth sculpture depicting the tremendous forces that shape our planet
Cromwell Road: This entrance is open and has step-free access. Closest Tube station: South Kensington
Exhibition Road: This entrance is open and has step-free access. Closest Tube station: South Kensington
Queen's Gate: This entrance may be open during busy periods, such as holidays and half term. Closest Tube station: Gloucester Road
How to Reach
By Tube: South Kensington on the District, Piccadilly and Circle lines. The station is approximately five minutes’ walk from the Museum's Exhibition Road entrance.
Gloucester Road station also services the above Tube lines and is approximately 5 minutes' walk from the Queen's Gate entrance.
Bus: Routes 14, 49, 70, 74, 345, 360, 414, 430 and C1 stop close to the Museum.
Frequently asked Question about Natural History Museum
Which events are to be organised in Natural History Museum London and how to know their schedule?
You can check even updates and details at https://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit/exhibitions.html. The popular events to look forward to are: The Natural History Museum Ice Rink from 19 October 2019 to 12 January 2020, New Year's Eve: Creatures of the Night in Hintze Hall and Silent Disco on 29 November 2019, 31 January 2020, 28 February 2020 and 27 March 2020.
How much time should you spend in Natural History Museum in London?
You should reserve atleast 4 hours for Natural History Museum in London.
What are the must see attractions of Natural History Museum in London?
Must see attractions of Natural History Museum in London are: blue whale skeleton in Hintze Hall, Mars rock in The Vault, Mary Anning's ichthyosaur fossil in Fossil Marine Reptiles, the Archaeopteryx fossil in the Treasures gallery, and precious gemstones and rare minerals in Earth's Treasury and the Minerals gallery.
Can you bring a backpack into Museum of Natural History?
Luggage, small carry-ons and oversize backpacks, including those on wheels, are not allowed into the Museum and cannot be checked in at the Natural History Museum's coat-check facilities.
How do you get to Natural History Museum London?
The Museum has three entrances, on Cromwell Road, Exhibition Road and Queen's Gate. Closest Tube station for Cromwell Road entrance is South Kensington, closest Tube station for Exhibition Road entrance is South Kensington and closest Tube station for Queen's Gate is Gloucester Road. Cromwell Road and Exhibition Road entrance has step free access.