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Natural History Museum, London

Natural History Museum - London, United Kingdom
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Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road, London, United Kingdom SW7 5BDMap
+44 20 7942 5000/+44 20 7942 5011
Neighborhood: Kensington/ Chelsea
AOL Travel Editor’s Review

A Victorian Battenberg cake of a building, this multi-pastel masterpiece is crowned by carvings of animals. The Life Galleries still feel Victorian, with their array of stuffed animals culminating in a life-size model of a blue whale. More state-of-the-art are the Dinosaur Galleries, with a snarling animatronics model of Tyrannosaurus Rex, and even more so are the brand-new Darwin galleries, which explain evolution via projections of animals and plants. Free after-hours evenings on the last Friday of the month make for a kooky night out. You can hobnob with the dinosaur skeleton in the central hall to the sounds of live jazz or world music.

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Natural History Museum General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 10:00 AM to 05:50 PM
  • Type: Arts & Museums
  • Credit Cards Accepted: mastercard, visa
  • Nearest Train: South Kensington
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