Natural History Museum

 
 
ADDRESS
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
 
PRICES
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 1 1st January Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
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The Darwin Centre
event > Exhibitions
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
 
Fly Babies: TalkFly Babies: TalkA museum curator discusses the insects' life.17th April 2014Thursday 17th April 2014 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
Category: event
Free EventEnds Today
Fly Babies: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Sunday 13th and Thursday 17th April 2014 at 12.30pm and 2.30pm
A museum curator discusses the insects' life.
Cutting Edge Workshop For FamiliesCutting Edge Workshop For FamiliesA session investigating teeth and diet with object handling and group activities.17th April 2014Thursday 24th July 2014 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
Category: event
Ongoing
Cutting Edge Workshop For Families
event > Kids Events > Lifestyle - Workshops
PRICING  phone for prices, adv booking required
DATES  5th January to 24th July 2014
A session investigating teeth and diet with object handling and group activities.
Specimen Preparation Area In ActionSpecimen Preparation Area In ActionWatch as the scientists and volunteers work to bring to life the microscopic world of phytoplankton.17th April 2014Thursday 19th June 2014 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
Category: event
Ongoing
Specimen Preparation Area In Action
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops
PRICING  phone for prices
DATES  5th September 2013 to 19th June 2014
Watch as the scientists and volunteers work to bring to life the microscopic world of phytoplankton.
Egg-Stinct: Fossilised Eggs From Prehistoric Times: TalkEgg-Stinct: Fossilised Eggs From Prehistoric Times: TalkA Museum palaeontologist discusses eggs from dinosaurs and giant birds.18th April 2014Friday 18th April 2014 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Egg-Stinct: Fossilised Eggs From Prehistoric Times: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Friday 18th April 2014 at 12.30pm-1pm and 2.30pm-3pm
A Museum palaeontologist discusses eggs from dinosaurs and giant birds.
The Most Perfect Thing In The Universe: TalkThe Most Perfect Thing In The Universe: TalkWith Douglas Russell.19th April 2014Sunday 20th April 2014 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
The Most Perfect Thing In The Universe: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th April 2014 at 12.30pm-1pm and 2.30pm-3pm
With Douglas Russell.
Killer Bugs: TalkKiller Bugs: TalkLearn about predatory bugs.21st April 2014Tuesday 22nd April 2014 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Killer Bugs: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Monday 21st April 2014 at 12.30pm-1pm and 2.30pm-3pm & Tuesday 22nd April 2014 at 2.30pm-3pm
Learn about predatory bugs.
Are We Part-Neanderthal': TalkAre We Part-Neanderthal': TalkFind out what the latest scientific research means for human evolution.24th April 2014Thursday 24th April 2014 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Are We Part-Neanderthal': Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Thursday 24th April 2014 - 2.30pm-3pm
Find out what the latest scientific research means for human evolution.
Beetlemania: TalkBeetlemania: TalkA staff member discusses the insects.25th April 2014Sunday 27th April 2014 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Beetlemania: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Friday 25th April 2014 at 2.30pm-3pm & Sunday 27th April 2014 at 12.30pm-1pm and 2.30pm-3pm
A staff member discusses the insects.
Butterflies In Disguise: TalkButterflies In Disguise: TalkA museum scientist discusses the insects' use of mimicry and camouflage.26th April 2014Saturday 26th April 2014 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Butterflies In Disguise: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Saturday 26th April 2014 at 12.30pm-1pm and 2.30pm-3pm
A museum scientist discusses the insects' use of mimicry and camouflage.
 

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Natural History Museum - The Central Hall

Natural History Museum The Central Hall 

Opening and closing times for Natural History Museum

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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
 
Q-Park Kingston House
 
8 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Hotels near Natural History Museum

Near Natural History Museum
Fifty Four Boutique Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £74  25% off
54 Queen's Gate, SW7 | 2 minutes from Natural History Museum
Located at 54 Queen's Gate, this traditional Edwardian townhouse hotel is well positioned, within five minutes' walk of both Gloucester Road and South Kensington Tube stations ... More
 
 
 
130 Queen's Gate Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £233  41% off
130 Queen's Gate, SW7 | 3 minutes from Natural History Museum
Located in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, the 130 Queen's Gate Apartments provide state-of-the-art accommodation nearby to many of London's attractions, including the Natural ... More
 
 
 
The Ampersand Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £113  41% off
10 Harrington Road, SW7 | 3 minutes from Natural History Museum
Discover The Ampersand Hotel, this newly refurbished 111 room boutique hotel combines contemporary design, service, food and technology within a building dating back to 1888. The ... 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Museum of Instruments
London > Attractions > Museums
Royal College of Music Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Natural History Museum
The RCM Museum of Instruments was started in 1894 with a donation from Sir George Donaldson. Today it features over six hundred instruments, some of which ... 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
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Events near Natural History Museum

Near Natural History Museum
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Fly Babies: Talk
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Sunday 13th and Thursday 17th April 2014 at 12.30pm and 2.30pm
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | Same location as Natural History Museum
A museum curator discusses the insects' life....More
 
 
 
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La Dolce Vita
London > Events > Film Events  Dates: 11th to 17th Apr 2014
Cine Lumiere, Institut Francais Cultural Centre, 17 Queensberry Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Natural History Museum
Glorious re-issue of Federico Fellini's 1960 cautionary tale, following the escapades of gossip columnist Marcello as he patrols the streets, bars and nightclubs of Rome, in ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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Russell Howard: Wonderbox
London > Events > Comedy  Dates: 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th Apr 2014
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from Natural History Museum
Having been busy informing the nation of his Good News, Russell Howard hasn't been on a tour for three years. However, he's now ...More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Natural History Museum

Near Natural History Museum
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Shopping near Natural History Museum

The best shops and markets near Natural History Museum
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Restaurants near Natural History Museum

What are the best dining options near Natural History Museum London?
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Dorsia - London
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
3 Cromwell Road, 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Thai Square - Exhibition
London > Restaurants > Thai restaurants
19 Exhibition Road, South Kensington, , South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Natural History Museum
One of the smallest restaurants in the Thai Square group, this intimate space has enough room to seat 48 people. The standard Thai cusine includes favourites ... More
 
 
 
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Education near Natural History Museum

Near Natural History Museum
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Hester Road, SW11 | 23 minutes from Natural History Museum
The £21 million Dyson Building makes up the largest part of the purpose-built Battersea campus of the prestigious Royal College of Art. Located at 1 Hester ... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
Although a restaurant, clubbing and event venue, the extraordinary Kensington Roof Gardens are still accessible to the general public during the day if there are no ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Natural History Museum

The best pubs near London Natural History Museum.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Duke of Clarence
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
148 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, SW5 | 9 minutes from Natural History Museum
Gastropub... More
 
 
 
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The Enterprise
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
35 Walton Street, South Kensington, , Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 9 minutes from Natural History Museum
Bar ... More
 
 
 
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The Admiral Codrington
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
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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Nightlife near Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Eighty Six
London > Nightlife > Bars
86 Fulham Road, South Kensington, London SW3 | 9 minutes from Natural History Museum
Eighty-Six is the brainchild of George Adams and Charlie Kearns, the duo behind Verbier's Coco Club. A popular place for after hours socialising for the Fulham ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Meeting venue hire near Natural History Museum

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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Specimen Preparation Area In Action
Exhibitions | Until 19th June 2014 

Natural History Museum

Watch as the scientists and volunteers work to bring to life the microscopic world of phytoplankton....More

Cutting Edge Workshop For Families
Exhibitions | Until 24th July 2014 

Natural History Museum

A session investigating teeth and diet with object handling and group activities....More

Fly Babies: Talk
Exhibitions | Until 17th April 2014 

Natural History Museum

A museum curator discusses the insects' life....More

Collider
Collider
Exhibitions | Until 6th May 2014 

Science Museum 1 minute walk from Natural History Museum

Visitors can immerse themselves in the greatest intellectual adventure on the planet in this Science Museum exhibition dedicated to the ...More

 
Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer
Concerts | On 17th April 2014 

Royal Albert Hall 6 minutes walk from Natural History Museum

The comedy performer plays hip hop and rap in the Queen's English....More

Strangefruit
Concerts | On 17th April 2014 

Archangel 12 minutes walk from Natural History Museum

This five-piece band who hail from London performs their self-penned indie-rock material. With support from The Undivided, Stella & The ...More

Cabaret Confidential
Theatre | Until 18th December 2014 

The Pheasantry 14 minutes walk from Natural History Museum

A popular showcase of performers from the musical theatre and cabaret scene. Introduced by Jamie Anderson....More

Reading Group
Exhibitions | Until 15th May 2014 

Chelsea Library 14 minutes walk from Natural History Museum

Book club....More

IT Help Sessions
Exhibitions | Until 29th May 2014 

Chelsea Library 14 minutes walk from Natural History Museum

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Make Up To Die For: Workshop (Ages 7-11)
Kids Events | Until 21st April 2014 

Kensington Palace State Apartments 15 minutes walk from Natural History Museum

Georgian-themed craft activities and storytelling workshops....More

 
 
 
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