Natural History Museum

Cromwell Rd, London SW7
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Description: The Natural History Museum, in Exhibition Road, South Kensington, is a National Museum that houses over 70 million specimens and is a prominent resear... Read More Below
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Anything you could want to know about life on Earth is encapsulated in London's Natural History Museum, in Cromwell Road, South Kensington. Housed in this elaborate edifice is a remarkable collection of over 70 million items, categorised as botanical, entomological, mineralogical, palaeontological, and zoological. It began when Sir Hans Sloane left his collection of natural curiosities to the British nation in 1753. Today, the Museum is a renowned research and conservation centre, and provides one of London's most fascinating tourist attractions. From towering dinosaur skeletons to minute insects, its galleries amaze and amuse, including the latest addition, the Darwin Centre, dedicated to the author of The Origin of Species. Admission to the Museum is free. It opens daily from 10am to 5.30pm, and is within walking distance of South Kensington station on the Underground District, Circle and Piccadilly lines, close to the Science Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum.

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