Natural History Museum London has a collection of over 70 Million items from more than 68 countries. Also enjoy the ice skating at the museum’s Ice Rink
Natural History Museum London contains natural history specimens from every continent in the world. Its vast collection of over 70 Million items. It includes animals, Insects, spiders, squid and even meteorites. These are collected from more than 68 countries. The Museum is a visitors favoured place. It accommodates more than five million visitors annually.
Natural History Museum is the winner of Best of the Best in the Museums and Heritage Awards 2013.
Natural History Museum history
The Natural History Museum was founded in 1881 after separation from the British Museum. Since then it has grown rapidly in both ways. They continue to enrich their collection of artefacts. At the same time they conduct scientific research for the mankind. In 1986 they joined with the Geological Museum of the British Geological Survey. Their collections instantly rose by more than 30,000 minerals.
Natural History Museum London as a Science Research Centre
Natural History Museum is also well known as a leading science research centre. Their primary aim is to secure the future of our food, health and natural materials. They are making incredible discoveries in the fields of Evolution and Biodiversity. They are digitising 20 million specimens from collections. Their project includes exploring of undiscovered biodiversity in megadiverse systems.
The Research Centre is creating molecular and exploring new sources of food. They try to predict the spread of disease and find scarce elements. Scientists at Natural History Museum are also researching the solar system, Earth’s geology. Visitors can watch the scientists work in open plan laboratories. They make possible science accessible to all.
Natural History Museum London Opening times, admission ticket and price
Opening Hours: Open daily 10.00-17.50 Last entry- 17.30. Closed 24-26 December
Admission: Free. Some events and exhibitions are chargeable
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Address, Car Parking and nearest tube to Natural History Museum London
Address: Cromwell Road London SW7 5BD UK
Telephone and Email: Switchboard-020 7942 5000, Tickets and group booking- 020 7942 5725, 020 7942 6230. Email via webmail
Nearest tube: South Kensington Tube Station, Gloucester Road Tube Station. Bus stops for bus numbers 14, 49, 70, 74, 345, 360, 414, 430 and C1 close to the Museum. Please visit the Journey Planner of Transport for London how to get here
Car Parking: No car parking spaces available at the premises. And also local parking is very limited. A few disabled parking spaces are available but prebook is required.
Natural History Museum Exhibitions Events Shops Restaurant
There are always exhibitions or events run at Natural History Museum. Usually these are held on animals life, wildlife Photography etc. Visit the related website page to know the present and upcoming exhibitions, times and tickets price. You can buy the tickets online.
There is a Natural History Museum Shop and Café Bar open to the visitors. You can buy General Gifts, Dinosaur gifts, Books, Jewellery, Tickets etc.
Natural History Museum- Floor Map, Visitors Guide or App
Download the Floor Map for visitors for how to complete your tour. The suggested trail is to start with Dinosaur trail then Blue zone then Red zone finished with Orange zone.
The museum developed a free visitor app in android and iPhone version. You can download it and complete your journey successfully. It gives you behind-the-scenes insights into the collections. It has location-aware maps showing the Museum’s public spaces, including cafes, shops, lifts and toilets.
Natural History Museum Ice Rink- Opening times, admission ticket price
Ice Rink at the Natural History Museum is the magical place in the winter. It is usually open for the period from 26 Oct to 7 Jan. Opening Times are 10am – 09pm (times vary). You can buy the admission tickets from the premises or online. Usually the price for Adults from £12.65, children from £8.80, families from £39.60, Members save 10%
Come with family and friends for the ultimate enjoy of Ice skating. For update information please visit their Ice Rink webpage
This Natural History Museum is a source of knowledge. We can discover ourselves in a new perspective. Visit the website for more and update information. You do not also miss to see other London’s top attractions or popular museums
What you expect to see in Natural History Museum