Natural History Museum

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Leave the large backpacks in the hotel room


With some 80,000,000 specimens (not all on display!) spanning more than 300 years of collection, it is absolutely worth the visit. Like so many galleries and museums of London, visitors can enjoy complimentary entry. Although we'd suggest leaving large bags in the hotel room. The building has been a celebrated epicentre of learning for centuries, with detailed displays inside and eye-catching features on the building's exterior. There is a collection of many dozen terracotta animals acting as gargoyles all around the building.

With an impressive permanent collection, the temporary exhibits are typically where the museum collects its visitors' fees. Events and workshops are carried on regularly, there's even a skating rink installed on the green space to the building's southeast during the winter months of the year. Family friendly, but couples, groups, and even solo travellers will enjoy exploring history here.

Getting there

By land

Parking is not convenient, an organised day-trip may include a drop off at this location. The building itself sits on a property south from Hyde Park, walking distance is comfortable for most. Access via either South Kensington or possibly Gloucester Road Underground Stations. The final approach on foot directs pedestrians to the southeast corner of the property for access.

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