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The Darwin CentreThe unveiling of the cocoon at the heart of the Darwin Centre at the Natural History Museum on 15th September is a significant milestone for the well-known scientific centre. This latest development brings the vast building project, begun in 2002, to its final phase - the same year as the 200th anniversary of the great evolutionary theorist. From 15th September you can visit the stunning new £78 million building project, home to an incredible 22 million specimens including 17 million insect and 3 million plant specimens. The cocoon-like eight-storey building is home to working laboratories and state-of-the-art science facilities, which will be used by researchers as well as being open to the public. You can explore a working scientific environment, find out the latest discoveries and learn all about the specimens through special viewing decks and video link-ups. Daily talks and demonstrations by the museum's expert scientists provide an engaging insight into the natural world. The Darwin Centre is undoubtedly the most exciting development at the Natural History Museum since it first opened in 1881, and one not to be missed.

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Victoria Railway Station
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The Gainsborough Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £70† 33% off
7-11 Queensberry Place, SW7 | 2 minutes from The Darwin Centre
The Gainsborough combines the attractive style of bygone days with an easy informality and excellent service. There are 48 ensuite bedrooms, each has been individually designed ... More
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8-10 Queensberry Place, SW7 | 2 minutes from The Darwin Centre
The hotel is a very charming Victorian property bringing you the times of an era gone by. A 4 star boutique hotel with 36 bedrooms all ... More
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10 Harrington Road, SW7 | 3 minutes from The Darwin Centre
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Exhibition Road, Knightsbridge, South Kensington, London SW7 | 1 minute from The Darwin Centre
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Institut Francais Cultural Centre, 17 Queensberry Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from The Darwin Centre
The Cine Lumiere is a shining beacon for all fans of European and World cinema. Attached to the Institut Francais, its programme is varied and intelligent, ... More
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Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from The Darwin Centre
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24-25 Cromwell Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from The Darwin Centre
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17 Bute Street, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from The Darwin Centre
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Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from The Darwin Centre
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2 Harrington Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from The Darwin Centre
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3 Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from The Darwin Centre
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39 Thurloe Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from The Darwin Centre
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Language Link Ltd.
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21 Harrington Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from The Darwin Centre
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Beit Quadrangle, Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from The Darwin Centre
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2-10 Harrington Road, South Kensignton, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from The Darwin Centre
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63-81 Pelham Street, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from The Darwin Centre
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298 Kings Road, Chelsea, Chelsea, London SW3 | 14 minutes from The Darwin Centre
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23A Edwards Square, Kensington, London W8 | 19 minutes from The Darwin Centre
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7-11 Queensberry Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from The Darwin Centre
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43 Thurloe Street, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from The Darwin Centre
Private members club with a regular pack of paparazzi parked outside waiting for royals to exit after one too many vodka red bulls. Its popularity comes ... More
La Maison Des Artistes
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17a Harrington Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from The Darwin Centre
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Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from The Darwin Centre
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190 Queen's Gate, Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from The Darwin Centre
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The Darwin CentreThe Darwin CentreThe Darwin CentreThe unveiling of the cocoon at the heart of the Darwin Centre at the Natural History Museum on 15th September is a significant milestone for the well-known scientific centre. This latest development brings the vast building project, begun in 2002, to its final phase - the same year as the 200th anniversary of the great evolutionary theorist. From 12016/05/06 Where:
Natural History Museum, † Cromwell Road† † † SW7 5BD
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DATESEvery day 10am-5.45pm
VENUENatural History Museum
The unveiling of the cocoon at the heart of the Darwin Centre at the Natural History Museum on 15th September is a significant milestone for the well-known scientific centre. This latest development brings the vast building project, begun in 2002, to its final phase - the same year as the 200th anniversary of the great evolutionary theorist. From 1...†More about this event
Dino Snores For Grown-UpsDino Snores For Grown-UpsA fun night of music, food, science, art and cinema.2016-05-06T18:30:00+01002016-05-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Natural History Museum, † Cromwell Road† † † SW7 5BD
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Sensational ButterfliesSensational ButterfliesSensational ButterfliesFrom chomping caterpillars to beautiful butterflies, the Natural History Museum comes alive this summer with the erection of a tropical butterfly house on the museum lawn. Visitors to Sensational Butterflieswill be able to take on butterfly challenges, try out games and activities as they explore one of the planet's most amazing life cycles and exp2016-05-06T00:00:00+01002016-09-11T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Natural History Museum, † Cromwell Road† † † SW7 5BD
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PRICING£5.85 (Adults, Children and concessions), £19.80 (Family)
DATES24th March to 11th September 2016
VENUENatural History Museum
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Crime Scene LiveCrime Scene LiveWork with Museum forensic experts to solve a murder mystery, then go into court and be cross-examined on your evidence by London barristers.2016-05-20T18:30:00+01002016-05-20T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Natural History Museum, † Cromwell Road† † † SW7 5BD
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Natural History Museum, † Cromwell Road† † † SW7 5BD
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