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London Natural History Museum
London Natural History Museum

London Natural History Museum

Daily: 10am - 5:30pm
Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD

The Basics

The Natural History Museum is one of a handful of prestigious museums located on Exhibition Row, a common stop on sightseeing and hop-on hop-off bus tours of London. Visitors to the museum can tour the galleries independently, see scientists at work at the Darwin Centre, buy tickets for special behind-the-scenes tours, and attend drop-in talks, workshops, and events.

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Skip-the-line Natural History Museum of London Private Guided Tour
Skip-the-line Natural History Museum of London Private Guided Tour
$91.76 per adult
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Good Overview of a Wonderful Museum
The entire tour was well worth the money spent. In 2 1/2 hours we were able to get a very useful overview of the museums offerings. In the future we can visit on our own and journey in more depth to the areas of interest.
Leicester_L, Jan 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in London

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Jacqueline_H, Jan 2022
Kid-Friendly Natural History Museum & Dinosaurs Private Guided Tour in London
My grandsons face was a picture he loved all the information he was told Lucy spent time explaining and answering his questions he was captivated as webmail got home told his siblings all about it so I think we may have to do a return visit very soon
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One more thing checked of my list of what I really liked anted to visit!
Sofia_A, Nov 2021
Skip-the-line Natural History Museum London Guided Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max
See all the dinosaurs and all the exquisite gem stones! It was very interesting to hear about all the things we were visiting in the museum!
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Great experience!
Clare_V, Aug 2021
Skip-the-line Natural History Museum London Guided Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max
We had a fantastic tour around the Natural History Museum. Our guide was fantastic and made our experience very informative and enjoyable! Thank you.
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Terrific tour
Brent N, Jul 2019
Skip-the-line Natural History Museum of London Private Guided Tour
We booked our triplets to take a tour of the Museum of Natural History. Kathy was our tour guide. She was early to meet us, very friendly, knowledgeable and thorough. We learned a lot and overall was a very positive experience.
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National history tour
Denise_P, Jun 2021
Skip-the-line Natural History Museum London Guided Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max
We had a great day. Tony was very informative and entertaining my grandson was very interested throughout the tour. Tony was very patient and was with us far longer than he was booked thank you x

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Wheelchair users can access the museum via the Exhibition Road entrance.

  • This museum is big; download the visitor app or pick up a map upon arrival to help you navigate.

  • Be prepared for a short wait for security checks at the entrance.

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How to Get There

The Natural History Museum has two entrances: one on Cromwell Road and the other on Exhibition Road in South Kensington, opposite the Victoria and Albert Museum and beside the Science Museum. Take the Tube to South Kensington (District, Piccadilly, or Circle line) and follow the underground Exhibition Road tunnel from the station, taking the signposted Natural History Museum exit.

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When to Get There

The Natural History Museum is open daily from 10am, with last entry at 5:30pm. Crowds flock here on weekends and during school breaks; arrive shortly after opening to avoid them. The museum also opens its doors for occasional after-hours events such as movie nights and even sleepovers. Among the most popular annual exhibitions are the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, which typically opens in October and closes in May, and Sensational Butterflies, which runs from April to mid-September. In the build-up to Christmas, the museum’s seasonal open-air ice rink is the perfect place to get in the festive spirit.

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Highlights of Hintze Hall

Since 1979, the 85-foot-long (26-meter-long) Dippy the Diplodocus dinosaur skeleton has stolen the show in the museum’s magnificent Hintze Hall. That is, until 2017, when Dippy went off on tour and was replaced by Hope, an equally impressive 126-year-old blue whale skeleton suspended from the ceiling.

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