Natural History Museum

 
 
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Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 5BD
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
10am-5.45pm Daily, last admission 5.30pm | Closed Dec 24-26
 
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Charges apply to major temporary exhibitions.
 

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Natural History MuseumThe Natural History Museum is sure to impress even the most jaded of children. This ornate museum is home to more than 70 million specimens from across the natural world, including insects, fossils and rocks. The Dinosaur gallery is one of the most popular exhibits in the museum, with a giant T. rex, the horned Triceratops and the fossilised skin of an Edmontosaurus. Kids can also try their hand at becoming a scientist through hands-on educational tools, gallery trails and art activities. And if the giant squid and blue whales still haven't awed your kids, take them inside a giant globe representative of the solar system, or bring them to 'The Power Within' where they can feel an earthquake simulation.

 

Natural History Museum events

 
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 12015/05/03 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
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DATES  Every day 10am-5.45pm
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
 
Cruising Into Deep Sea Canyons: TalkCruising Into Deep Sea Canyons: TalkA museum scientist discusses how life in the regions is studied2015-05-03T00:00:00+01002015-05-24T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
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Free EventNow On
Cruising Into Deep Sea Canyons: Talk
Hands On Nature: DinosaursHands On Nature: DinosaursLearn how to identify real fossil specimens from the Museum's collection.2015-05-03T11:00:00+01002015-06-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Hands On Nature: Dinosaurs
Giant Clams And Tall Stories: TalkGiant Clams And Tall Stories: TalkA museum scientist discusses the species of mollusk.2015-05-06T14:30:00+01002015-05-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Giant Clams And Tall Stories: Talk
Specimen Preparation Area In ActionSpecimen Preparation Area In ActionWatch as the scientists and volunteers work to bring to life the microscopic world of phytoplankton.2015-05-07T11:00:00+01002015-06-25T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
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Free EventOn Soon
Specimen Preparation Area In Action
Animal Vision: TalkAnimal Vision: TalkProf Richard Fortey presents a talk featuring live animals.2015-05-09T10:30:00+01002015-05-27T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
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On Soon
Animal Vision: Talk
Photography Workshop: Urban WildlifePhotography Workshop: Urban WildlifeWith award-winning wildlife photographer Chris Gomersall.2015-05-16T10:00:00+01002015-05-16T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
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On Soon
Photography Workshop: Urban Wildlife
Night Safari: Time MachineNight Safari: Time MachineA chance to explore the past, present and future of the Museum with expert members of staff sharing pioneering research and remarkable specimens.2015-05-16T18:30:00+01002015-05-16T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
Category: event
On Soon
Night Safari: Time Machine
Caught On Camera: The Secret Lives Of WhalesCaught On Camera: The Secret Lives Of WhalesDiscover more about the marine mammals and meet a scientist who tracks elusive great whales from the air and sea and discover how she uses photo-identification to piece together their life histories.2015-05-21T14:30:00+01002015-05-21T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Caught On Camera: The Secret Lives Of Whales
The Longest JourneyThe Longest JourneyLearn more about butterfly migration.2015-05-23T12:30:00+01002015-05-23T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
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Free EventOn Soon
The Longest Journey
 

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Opening and closing times for Natural History Museum

Today (Sunday) Natural History Museum closes at 17.45

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
South Kensington Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Gloucester Road Tube Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Victoria Railway Station
 
27 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Union Car Parks
 
6 minutes walk
 
Chelsea Cloisters Pure Parking
 
10 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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    1 Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 7 minutes from Natural History Museum
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    Science Museum, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 1 minute from Natural History Museum
    Discover more about our bodies from this live performance, with a Q&A and plenty of horrible and gory facts you can impress your friends with....More
     
     
     
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    La Maison Des Artistes, 17a Harrington Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Natural History Museum
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    Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, SW7 | 6 minutes from Natural History Museum
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    London > Entertainment > Cinemas
    Exhibition Road, Knightsbridge, South Kensington, London SW7 | 1 minute from Natural History Museum
    The huge IMAX screen - ten times bigger than the average screen - at the Science Museum is one of the few places in London where ... More
     
     
     
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    Institut Francais Cultural Centre, 17 Queensberry Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Natural History Museum
    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 Natural History Museum
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    24-25 Cromwell Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Natural History Museum
    In true French style, this chic cheese shop piles its wares high and stinking, with no fridges, or glass barriers to stop customers getting in for ... More
     
     
     
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    17 Bute Street, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Natural History Museum
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    Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Natural History Museum
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    London > Restaurants > Mediterranean restaurants
    2 Harrington Road, SW7 | 3 minutes from Natural History Museum
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    3 Cromwell Road, SW7 | 3 minutes from Natural History Museum
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    London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
    39 Thurloe Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Natural History Museum
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    London > Education > Evening Classes
    165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Natural History Museum
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    63-81 Pelham Street, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from Natural History Museum
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    99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 13 minutes from Natural History Museum
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    86 Fulham Road, South Kensington, London SW3 | 9 minutes from Natural History Museum
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    Chelsea Cloisters, Sloane Avenue, Chelsea, London SW3 | 10 minutes from Natural History Museum
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    Hands On Nature: Dinosaurs
    Exhibitions | Until 7th June 2015 

    Natural History Museum

    Learn how to identify real fossil specimens from the Museum's collection....More

    Jones The Bones
    Leisure | On 3rd May 2015 

    Science Museum 1 minute walk from Natural History Museum

    Discover more about our bodies from this live performance, with a Q&A and plenty of horrible and gory facts you ...More

    Imagine Your Library
    Exhibitions | Until 17th May 2015 

    Institut Francais Du Royaume-Uni 3 minutes walk from Natural History Museum

    Our workshops encourage children to explore, imagine and craft a space using every recyclable material under the sun and introducing ...More

    Nick Cave
    Concerts | On 3rd May 2015 

    Royal Albert Hall 6 minutes walk from Natural History Museum

    The quixotic Australian singer-songwriter performs songs from his entire catalogue including the Ivor Novello Award winning 2013 Nick Cave ...More

    One Day
    Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 30th August 2015 

    The Roof Gardens 13 minutes walk from Natural History Museum

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    Chris Woods Groove And Thomas Leeb
    Concerts | On 3rd May 2015 

    The Troubadour 16 minutes walk from Natural History Museum

    Performance by the contemporary acoustic guitarists....More

    Eltham College Choir And Choral Society
    Concerts | On 3rd May 2015 

    Cadogan Hall 17 minutes walk from Natural History Museum

    The choirs perform Karl Jenkins's The Armed Man: A Mass For Peace....More

    Finborough Forum
    Exhibitions | Until 11th May 2015 

    Finborough Theatre 17 minutes walk from Natural History Museum

    Informal discussions and debates on the General Election....More

    General Election
    Theatre | Until 12th May 2015 

    Finborough Theatre 17 minutes walk from Natural History Museum

    The world premiere of a play specially created in response to the General Election by award-winning playwright Chris Dunkley and ...More

    Scott Alan
    Music | On 3rd May 2015 

    St James Theatre 1.51 miles from Natural History Museum

    Musicians and guests perform from the popular composer's songbook....More

     
     
     
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