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Natural History Museum

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The Natural History Museum is one of three large museums on Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London, England (the others are the Science Museum, and the Victoria and Albert Museum).

The museum is home to life and earth science specimens comprising some 70 million items within five main collections: Botany, Entomology, Mineralogy, Palaeontology and Zoology. The museum is a world-renowned centre of research, specialising in taxonomy, identification and conservation. Given the age of the institution, many of the collections have great historical as well as scientific value, such as specimens collected by Darwin. The Natural History Museum Library contains extensive books, journals, manuscripts, and artwork collections linked to the work and research of the scientific departments. Access to the library is by appointment only.

The landmark Darwin Centre is now open to the public. Museum visitors can explore world-class science in action in a dramatic new public space.

Natural History Museum - wiki

The Darwin Centre is a state-of-the-art science and collections facility. The building is the most significant expansion at the Museum since it moved to South Kensington in 1881.

See world-leading scientists at work, incredible specimens, exciting displays and much more.

All the restaurants, cafe's and snack bars are family-friendly and have tasty, freshly-prepared food. Most have great kids' menus and activities too.

Entry is free

Opening Hours:
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:50

The Museum is open every day except 24-26 December. Last admission is at 17:30

Contact Details:

Address:
Cromwell Road,
London
SW7 5BD
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7942 5000
Website: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/