Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin Natural History Museum – Free admission The Natural History Museum contains natural history specimens from every continent in the world. Its vast collection of over 70 Million items. It includes dinosaur bones, deep sea animals, Insects, spiders, squid and even meteorites. These are collected from more than 68 countries. The Natural History Museum was founded in 1881 after separation from the British Museum. It became a historical institution in its own right. 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. Now Lasting Impressions gallery connects the two building. 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. They are 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 and life in novel ways. Visitors can watch the scientists work in open plan laboratories. They make possible science accessible to all. The Natural History Museum is a visitors favoured place. They usually do not want to miss it. It accommodates more than five million visitors annually. They are the winner of Best of the Best in the Museums and Heritage Awards 2013. Admission to this amazing museum is completely free. This centre is is a source of our knowledge. We will discover ourselves in a new perspective. You do not miss to see other London’s great attractions Opening Hours: Open daily 10.00-17.50 Last entry to exhibitions 17.15. Closed 24-26 December Address: Cromwell Road London SW7 5BD UK Website: Visit its website for more information on Science Event, Education Program and other activities. You can also download the floor plan. This will be a good idea if you visit their Youtube page.