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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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 12015/07/30 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
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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
 
Edible Insects Wine TastingEdible Insects Wine TastingLearn about insect eating and enjoy specially selected wine.2015-07-31T18:45:00+01002015-07-31T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
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Edible Insects Wine Tasting
The WunderkammerThe WunderkammerThe improv group Do Not Adjust Your Stage creates stories, scenes and characters inspired by the Museum.2015-07-31T19:00:00+01002015-07-31T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
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The Wunderkammer
The Wunderkammer At The MuseumThe Wunderkammer At The MuseumTwo museum scientists deliver a previously unheard short talk to act as a springboard for spontaneous comedy theatre.2015-07-31T19:00:00+01002015-07-31T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
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The Wunderkammer At The Museum
Undiscovered Colombia: A National Geographic AdventureUndiscovered Colombia: A National Geographic AdventureView footage of the making of the documentary.2015-07-31T19:00:00+01002015-07-31T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
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Undiscovered Colombia: A National Geographic Adventure
Hands On Nature: DinosaursHands On Nature: DinosaursLearn how to identify real fossil specimens from the Museum's collection.2015-08-02T11:00:00+01002015-08-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
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Hands On Nature: Dinosaurs
Beautiful Butterflies Workshop (Ages 7-11)Beautiful Butterflies Workshop (Ages 7-11)Explore the world of moths and butterflies.2015-08-05T10:15:00+01002015-08-05T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
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Beautiful Butterflies Workshop (Ages 7-11)
Hands On Nature: Ocean LifeHands On Nature: Ocean LifeExplore marine wildlife.2015-08-06T11:00:00+01002015-08-27T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
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Free EventOn Soon
Hands On Nature: Ocean Life
Animal Vision For FamiliesAnimal Vision For FamiliesLearn about how certain animals see, including reptiles and vertebrates, with a chance to handle some species.2015-08-08T11:30:00+01002015-08-08T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
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Free EventOn Soon
Animal Vision For Families
Beached Whales In Tragic TalesBeached Whales In Tragic TalesExplore the phenomenon of whale and dolphin strandings from the shoreline to the scalpel edge with Rebecca Lyal, before discovering the complexities of a pilot whale skull.2015-08-09T12:30:00+01002015-08-09T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
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Opening and closing times for Natural History Museum

Today (Thursday) Natural History Museum closes at 17.45

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LondonTown.com - Natural History Museum Location Map

 
 
 
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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    The Gainsborough Hotel London
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    The Exhibitionist Hotel
    London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £116  40% off
    8-10 Queensberry Place, SW7 | 2 minutes from Natural History Museum
    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
     
     
     
    The Ampersand Hotel
    London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £128  31% 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
     
     
     
     
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    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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    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
     
     
     
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    Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Natural History Museum
    The Victoria and Albert Museum (or V & A as everyone calls it) was originally founded in 1852 to inspire and educate British designers and manufacturers. ... 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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    Royal College of Art
    London > Attractions > Art Galleries
    Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from Natural History Museum
    The Royal College of Art has a lively programme of exhibitions featuring the work of its postgraduate students. In a further bid to promote artistic excellence ... More
     
     
     
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    Royal Geographical Society
    London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
    1 Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 7 minutes from Natural History Museum
    For the past two centuries this old-fashioned 'learned society' has sent explorers and adventurers all over the world. Famous names from Mungo Park to ... More
     
     
     
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    Longborough Festival Opera: Xerxes
    London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 30th July 2015 - 7.30pm
    Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Natural History Museum
    Jenny Miller directs Handel's powerfully comic opera, with Jake Arditti in the title role. Sung in Italian with English surtitles....More
     
     
     
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    Prom 17: Halle - Debussy, Vaughan Williams & Elgar
    London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 30th July 2015 - 7.30pm
    Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from Natural History Museum
    Halle Youth Choir, Trinity Boys Choir, Halle Choir, London Philharmonic Choir and the Halle present a performance of Debussy's Prelude A L'apres-midi D'un Faune, Vaughan Williams's ...More
     
     
     
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    Johnny And The Baptists: The End Is Nigh
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    Babylon at the Roof Gardens, 99 Kensington High Street, W8 | 13 minutes from 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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    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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    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
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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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    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
     
     
     
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    The London School of Painting and Drawing
    London > Education > Evening Classes
    23 Kensington Square, Kensington, London W8 | 12 minutes from Natural History Museum
    Evening and weekend classes in life drawing and painting, taught by tutors from the Slade School of Fine Art and the Royal Society of British Sculptors. ... More
     
     
     
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    The LookOut, Hyde Park
    London > Education > Other Attractions
    Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2 | 17 minutes from Natural History Museum
    Hidden in a copse of trees in Hyde Park, The LookOut is a tranquil haven in the heart of London. Home to the Isis Education Centre, ... More
     
     
     
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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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    Space NK
    London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
    40 Hans Crescent, Knightsbridge, London SW1X | 13 minutes from Natural History Museum
    The Knightsbrige branch of Space NK in Hans Crescent, right next to Harrods, is especially appealing - not only does it sell desirable toiletries, chic ... More
     
     
     
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    The Roof Gardens
    London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
    99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 13 minutes from Natural History Museum
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    The Duke of Clarence
    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    148 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW5 | 9 minutes from Natural History Museum
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    The Enterprise
    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    35 Walton Street, South Kensington, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 9 minutes from Natural History Museum
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    The Admiral Codrington
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    17 Mossop Street, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 10 minutes from Natural History Museum
    Affectionately referred to as "the Cod", this Knightsbridge boozer-come-gastropub has acquired a reputation for serving high quality, modern food in no-fuss, sleek surroundings. If you do ... More
     
     
     
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    Barts
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    Chelsea Cloisters, Sloane Avenue, Chelsea, London SW3 | 10 minutes from Natural History Museum
    Taking its inspiration from the American speakeasy movement, Barts is a tiny, intimate and relaxed bar in South Kensington which promises a refreshingly fun experience - ... More
     
     
     
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    Babylon at the Roof Gardens
    London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
    99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 13 minutes from Natural History Museum
    Richard Branson's rooftop restaurant-come-nightclub at Kensington Roof Gardens is a favourite with the glam girls of Kensington, who can be seen at all hours sipping cocktails ... More
     
     
     
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    Evans & Peel Detective Agency
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    310c Earls Court Road, Earls Court, London SW5 | 15 minutes from Natural History Museum
    Taking the speakeasy trend to another level, the Evans & Peel Detective Agency is a bar moonlighting as fully functioning detective company. The basement bar can ... More
     
     
     
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    London > Business > Venue Hire
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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
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    190 Queen's Gate, Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from Natural History Museum
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    Longborough Festival Opera: Xerxes
    Concerts | On 30th July 2015 

    Royal College of Music 4 minutes walk from Natural History Museum

    Jenny Miller directs Handel's powerfully comic opera, with Jake Arditti in the title role. Sung in Italian with English surtitles....More

    RCM Sparks: Create Family (Over 5)
    Kids Events | Until 10th August 2015 

    Royal College of Music 4 minutes walk from Natural History Museum

    Musical-themed hands-on sessions....More

    John Garner Quartet And Jon Stone
    Concerts | On 30th July 2015 

    Royal Albert Hall 6 minutes walk from Natural History Museum

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    Prom 17: Halle - Debussy, Vaughan Williams & Elgar
    Concerts | On 30th July 2015 

    Royal Albert Hall 6 minutes walk from Natural History Museum

    Halle Youth Choir, Trinity Boys Choir, Halle Choir, London Philharmonic Choir and the Halle present a performance of Debussy's Prelude ...More

    Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2015: SelgasCano
    Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2015: SelgasCano
    Exhibitions | Until 18th October 2015 

    Serpentine Gallery 11 minutes walk from Natural History Museum

    Award-winning Spanish architects SelgasCano, headed by Jose Selgas and Lucia Cano, will bring a burst of colour to ...More

     
    Johnny And The Baptists: The End Is Nigh
    Theatre | On 30th July 2015 

    Babylon at the Roof Gardens 13 minutes walk from Natural History Museum

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    Stratotones
    Concerts | On 30th July 2015 

    The Troubadour 16 minutes walk from Natural History Museum

    Five-piece rock, blues and country outfit. With support from Haula....More

    Rob Barron Quartet
    Concerts | On 30th July 2015 

    Cadogan Hall 17 minutes walk from Natural History Museum

    The outfit plays jazz....More

    Table Tennis: Over 50s: Workshop
    Exhibitions | Until 27th August 2015 

    Chelsea Theatre 20 minutes walk from Natural History Museum

    Basic skills covered with bats and balls provided....More

    Investec Opera Holland Park: L'amore Dei Tre Re
    Concerts | Until 1st August 2015 

    Holland Park Theatre 22 minutes walk from Natural History Museum

    The ensemble performs Montemezzi's three act opera, translated as The Love of the Three Kings, featuring Natalya Romaniw as Fiora ...More

     
     
     
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