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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.

 

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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 12016-10-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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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
 
Investigate For FamiliesInvestigate For FamiliesDiscover more about the work of scientists and look closely at real objects using the many tools provided with the guidance of Museum Science Educator staff.2016-10-01T11:00:00+01002016-10-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
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Investigate For Families
Behind-the-Scenes Spirit Collection TourBehind-the-Scenes Spirit Collection TourExplore the zoology collection, encounter treasures within the 22 million animal specimens housed there and learn more about the latest research.2016-10-01T11:30:00+01002016-10-31T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
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Behind-the-Scenes Spirit Collection Tour
Colour And VisionColour And VisionColour And VisionColour and Vision at the Natural History Museum follows a 565-million-year journey through the eyes of nature. Exploring the role of colour and vision in nature, it looks at how vision first evolved and how colour in animals fast became the difference between life and death. See how a rainbow of pigments and iridescence can be used as a warning, a 2016-10-01T00:00:00+01002016-11-06T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
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event > Tours > Guided Tours - Museums & Galleries
PRICING  Standard £10.80, child/concs £5.40, family £27
DATES  22nd July to 6th November 2016
Colour and Vision at the Natural History Museum follows a 565-million-year journey through the eyes of nature. Exploring the role of colour and vision in nature, it looks at how vision first evolved and how colour in animals fast became the difference between life and death. See how a rainbow of pigments and iridescence can be used as a warning, a ... More about this event
 
Bauer Brothers Art ExhibitionBauer Brothers Art ExhibitionBotanical and zoological drawings and paintings by the accomplished natural history artists and brothers who worked in the first half of the 19th century.2016-10-01T10:00:00+01002017-02-26T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
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Free EventOngoing
Bauer Brothers Art Exhibition
Images Of NatureImages Of NatureHistoric prints, watercolours and paintings of the natural world, which span 350 years, hang alongside modern images created by scientists, imaging specialists, photographers and micro-CT scanners. There is also a drawing wall, where visitors can contribute their own picture.2016-10-01T10:00:00+01002016-12-31T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
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Images Of Nature
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.2016-10-07T18:30:00+01002016-10-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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After-School Club For Grown-Ups Followed By Silent DiscoAfter-School Club For Grown-Ups Followed By Silent DiscoA chance to explore the Museum after hours, take part in games and learn about the natural world. There is also a silent disco.2016-10-14T19:00:00+01002016-10-14T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
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After-School Club For Grown-Ups Followed By Silent Disco
Dino Snores For Grown-UpsDino Snores For Grown-UpsA fun night of music, food, science, art and cinema.2016-10-21T18:45:00+01002016-10-21T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
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Dino Snores For Grown-Ups
Wildlife Photographer of the YearWildlife Photographer of the YearWildlife Photographer of the YearSwarming mayflies, ethereal killer whales and curious foxes are among the creatures captured on camera at this year's Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition. The annual exhibition at the Natural History Museum consistently shows fresh perspectives on animals, insects, plants and landscapes - capturing brilliantly across a number of categories2016-10-21T00:00:00+01002017-09-10T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
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event > Exhibitions
PRICING  £10.50-£13.50 (Adult), £6.30-£8 (Child and concession), £27-£36.90 (Family)
DATES  21st October 2016 to 10th September 2017
Swarming mayflies, ethereal killer whales and curious foxes are among the creatures captured on camera at this year's Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition. The annual exhibition at the Natural History Museum consistently shows fresh perspectives on animals, insects, plants and landscapes - capturing brilliantly across a number of categories... More about this event
 
 

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

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Victoria Railway Station
 
27 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

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

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The Gainsborough Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £83  42% off
7-11 Queensberry Place, SW7 | 2 minutes from Natural History Museum
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
 
 
 
The Ampersand Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £145  29% off
10 Harrington Road, SW7 | 3 minutes from Natural History Museum
Discover The Ampersand Hotel, this 111 room boutique hotel combines contemporary design, service, food and technology within a building dating back to 1888. The rooms are ... More
 
 
 
Cheval Harrington Court Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £175  39% off
13 Harrington Road, SW7 | 3 minutes from Natural History Museum
With 33 open plan, one, two and three bedroom apartments, Cheval Harrington Court offers exceptional home living within the heart of South Kensington. The newly refurbished ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Museums nearest Natural History Museum

Nearest to Natural History Museum
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Science Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 1 minute from Natural History Museum
The Science Museum in South Kensington houses one of the most comprehensive collections looking at the development of science and industry, and it is all done ... More
 
 
 
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Information Age
London > Attractions > Museums
Science Museum, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 1 minute from Natural History Museum
A major permanent gallery on the second floor of the Science Museum, open on 25th October 2014, Information Age: Six Networks That Changed Our World is ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery
London > Attractions > Museums
Science Museum, Exhibition Road, SW7 | 1 minute from Natural History Museum
Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery is the Science Museum 's most ambitious interactive gallery to date. Open from October 2016, the £6 million gallery ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Natural History Museum

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Natural History Museum
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Mathematics: The Winton Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Science Museum, Exhibition Road, SW7 | 1 minute from Natural History Museum
The Science Museum 's new gallery, Mathematics: The Winton Gallery , puts the spotlight on a subject often perceived as dry, complex ... More
 
 
 
Exhibition Road
London > Attractions >
Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 1 minute from Natural History Museum
... More
 
 
 
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Brompton Oratory
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from Natural History Museum
Built in 1884, in the Italianate Baroque style, the Brompton Oratory is an exact imitation of the Church of the Gesu in Rome and sports some ... More
 
 
 
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Create! Graphic Design
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Saturday 1st October 2016 - 11am-4pm
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 | 4 minutes from Natural History Museum
Led by graphic communications artist Abbie Vickress....More
 
 
 
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Introduction To Corsetry
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd October 2016 - 10.30am-4.30pm
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 | 4 minutes from Natural History Museum
Learn the art of corsetry in this two day workshop led by costume designer Brigid Strowbridge....More
 
 
 
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Display: Exhibition Road Building
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 27th November 2015 to 15th October 2016 - 10am-5.45pm
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 | 4 minutes from Natural History Museum
View the display, featuring models, visualisations, sketches and mock ups, dedicated to the largest architectural intervention undertaken in the last 100 years of the V&A's history....More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Natural History Museum

Near Natural History Museum
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Science Museum IMAX
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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Cine Lumiere
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
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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Royal College of Music
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Natural History Museum
The Royal College of Music is the school where Gustav Hoilst, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Benjamin Britten, James Galway, Joan Sutherland and Ralph Vaughan Williams learnt their ... More
 
 
 
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The best shops and markets near Natural History Museum
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La Cave a Fromage
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
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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Moxon's
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
17 Bute Street, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Natural History Museum
Fishmonger Robin Moxon is regarded as one of the best suppliers of fish in London and is all too familiar with early morning trips to Billingsgate ... More
 
 
 
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Gilding the Lily
London > Shopping > Florists
Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Natural History Museum
Superior florist directly opposite South Kensington Tube Station. They sell flowers to the great and good of this area and as you might expect, this means ... More
 
 
 
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What are the best dining options near Natural History Museum London?
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Apero Restaurant & Bar
London > Restaurants > Mediterranean restaurants
2 Harrington Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Natural History Museum
Found in The Ampersand Hotel, Apero Restaurant and Bar is where South Kensington meets the Mediterranean. With blue Spanish tiled floors, exposed brickwork and caramel leather ... More
 
 
 
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Dorsia - London
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
3 Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Natural History Museum
British Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Kulu Kulu
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
39 Thurloe Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Natural History Museum
Kulu Kulu is a good example of a typical sushi bar, a great place to go for sushi whether you’re a novice or an experienced fan. ... More
 
 
 
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Near Natural History Museum
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Dana Centre
London > Education > Evening Classes
165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Natural History Museum
There are plenty of initiatives trying to get kids involved in science, but the Dana Centre, an extension of the Science Museum, is the first one ... More
 
 
 
Language Link Ltd.
London > Education > English Language Courses
21 Harrington Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Natural History Museum
12-16 per class. Under £200pw... More
 
 
 
Imperial College Union
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Beit Quadrangle, Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Natural History Museum
... More
 
 
 
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Body Club (Queens Moat House Hotels)
London > Leisure > Fitness
2-10 Harrington Road, South Kensignton, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Natural History Museum
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Trevor Blount Pilates
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
5 Harrington Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Natural History Museum
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G-Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
63-81 Pelham Street, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from Natural History Museum
Downstairs from LA Fitness (keep going past the people who look like they're about to die on the running machines) you'll find G-Spa. A world away ... More
 
 
 
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The best pubs near London Natural History Museum.
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Devonshire Arms W8
London > Nightlife > Pubs
37 Marloes Road, Kensington, London W8 | 13 minutes from Natural History Museum
Always a popular hangout with the South Kensington locals, The Devonshire Arms had a fresh lick of paint in 2014 and emerged with its proper pub ... More
 
 
 
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The Cadogan Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
298 Kings Road, Chelsea, Chelsea, London SW3 | 14 minutes from Natural History Museum
The Cadogan Arms has been given a facelift by Tom and Ed Martin - the brothers behind The Botanist, The Gun, The Well, Hat & Tun ... More
 
 
 
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The Scarsdale
London > Nightlife > Pubs
23A Edwards Square, Kensington, London W8 | 19 minutes from Natural History Museum
If pubs were judged by their location and setting, The Scardale Tavern in Kensington would top many lists for this really is quaint London at its ... More
 
 
 
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Natural History Museum clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Ghost INC
London > Nightlife >
7-11 Queensberry Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Natural History Museum
Perhaps the last thing you would expect under South Kensington's upmarket Gainsborough Hotel is a compact cocktail bar pumping out electro house and nu-wave until 2.30am ... More
 
 
 
Boujis
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
43 Thurloe Street, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Natural History Museum
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
 
 
 
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Albert's
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
92 Old Brompton Road, SW7 | 5 minutes from Natural History Museum
The guys behind Boujis, Raffles and Mahiki - Jake Parkinson-Smith, Carlo Carello, Piers Adam and Fraser Carruthers - offer a party place ... More
 
 
 
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Natural History Museum.
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Natural History Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | Same location as Natural History Museum
The 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 ... More
 
 
 
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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Natural History Museum
Conference facilities can accommodate for up to 2450 people.... More
 
 
 
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The Gore Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
190 Queen's Gate, Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from Natural History Museum
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Choral Music From China
Concerts | On 1st October 2016 

Cadogan Hall 1.98 miles from Natural History Museum

Zhao Yuanren's Sea Rhythm, Qu Xixian's The Clouds Fly But The Sky Stays Still and Shepherd's Song, Wang Chenya's Yangguang ...More

Father Comes Home From The Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3)
Theatre | Until 22nd October 2016 

Royal Court Theatre 1.99 miles from Natural History Museum

Jo Bonney directs Suzan-Lori Parks' trio of short plays performed together, about a slave called Hero in 1862 West Texas, ...More

Torn
Theatre | Until 15th October 2016 

Royal Court Theatre 1.99 miles from Natural History Museum

Angel, the youngest member of the Brook family, calls together her loved ones to confront the generations of secrets that ...More

Chinese Afternoon Tea at Harrods
Chinese Afternoon Tea at Harrods
Foodie Events | Until 25th April 2017 

Chai Wu Harrods 2.01 miles from Natural History Museum

An eastern twist on the traditional afternoon tea, Chai Wu, the elegant Chinese restaurant on the fifth floor of Harrods, ...More

 
Champagne Life
Exhibitions | Until 29th October 2016 

Saatchi Gallery 2.16 miles from Natural History Museum

The Gallery's first all-woman exhibition, celebrating the artistic achievements of women in art....More

Richard Wilson: 20:50
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Saatchi Gallery 2.16 miles from Natural History Museum

The British sculptor's large-scale installation, created with recycled engine oil and steel....More

Serpentine Pavilion And Summer Houses 2016
Exhibitions | Until 9th October 2016 

Serpentine Gallery 2.3 miles from Natural History Museum

Bjarke Ingels' striking fibreglass box pavilion and four specially designed summer houses....More

Marc Camille Chaimowicz
Marc Camille Chaimowicz
Exhibitions | Until 20th November 2016 

Serpentine Gallery 2.3 miles from Natural History Museum

Widely known for his work which explores the space between public and private, design and art, Chaimowicz's works include painting, ...More

 
Helen Marten: Drunk Brown House
Exhibitions | Until 11th November 2016 

Serpentine Sackler Gallery 2.3 miles from Natural History Museum

Installations by the London-based artist and 2016 Turner Prize nominee who combines distinct imagery and materials to create eclectic, large-scale ...More

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2016: Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)
Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2016: Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)
Exhibitions | Until 9th October 2016 

Serpentine Gallery 2.3 miles from Natural History Museum

This summer the Serpentine Pavilion, the annual architectural project commissioned by the Serpentine Gallery, goes beyond its usual scope ...More

 
 
 
 
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