What You Need to Know About Fantastic Natural History Museum London

Natural history museum

Natural History Museum visit is one of the best options to plan your Family days out and discover one of the remarkable museums on earth.

You might have watched the Jurassic Park movies or read books about dinosaurs and their life. But have you ever thought of coming face to face with world-famous dinosaurs?


Is National History Museum free?

For those visitors who can an enigmatic and powerful visiting experience, then their best bet is to go directly to The National History Museum which is another Free admission museums   In London. The Museum is one of the three large museums which is located in South Kensington area, off the Cromwell Road.


About the Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum itself was built during the Victorian Era, and houses very peculiar and enigmatic objects from the amazing natural world, including but not limited to dinosaur skeletons and objects used during the medieval era.

The world-class collections of the Natural History Museum allow the visitors to follow the hard work of over 350 scientists and browse the life science and history of animals, plants, rocks, fossils, minerals and microbes. The museum scientists publish above 700 scientific research every year.


Exhibitions in the Natural History Museum:

The museum has many exciting and interesting exhibitions from the photographic exhibition, tropical butterflies to Embark exhibition. Embark exhibition gives visitors the experience of travelling to space.

The Natural History Museum is one of the best options to plan your Family days out and discover one of the remarkable museums on earth. Some of the exhibitions apply fees. Currently, the charge for the photographic exhibition is £5.40.

Natural History Museum Ice Rink


Plan your winter at the Natural History Museum Ice Rink with the family and friends since Ice Rink Is London’s one of the great winter attraction in London. Skate in the beautiful and outstanding environment of the Natural History Museum’s open-air ice rink. Also, there are a children’s rink skaters, where the youngers can experience quality times. The impressive rink situated right in front of the well-known South Kensington museum.
Go to the museum’s Café Bar and watch the actual skaters from the cafe’s balcony.

Time to refreshments? 

Natural History also offers restaurant and café where you can buy pasta, pizza, burgers, salads, sandwiches and cakes. They also provide MicroViews to warm baby’s food. Furthermore, the special kid’s food menu and kid’s activity packs are offered in the restaurant and the café. 

National History Museum Opening Hours 

Monday10am – 5:30pm
Tuesday10am – 5:30pm
Wednesday10am – 5:30pm
Thursday10am – 5:30pm
Friday10am – 5:30pm
Saturday10am – 5:30pm
Sunday10am – 5:30pm

The opening hours are from 10 am to 17.50pm, but the last entry is at 17:30. Natural History Museum is open the whole year except from 24 to 26 of December.

Shops in Natural History Museum:

Earth Shop provides a massive range of interesting treasures such as jewellery, books, stones and crystals.

 Dino Shop: provides games, mugs, dinosaurs, puzzles, soft toys and much more

Free wheelchairs are available in exhibition road entrance and the freer wheelchair is located in the back of the main toilet behind Hintze Hall. You can access all floors and Darwin Centre (except Earth Lab and Science Teaching room) by lift. The toilets are wheelchair accessible. You can find the toilets very easy on the museum map.

Car Park:

We don’t recommend driving to the museum as you may find it difficult to park. However, the museum currently offering 12 Car Parks bay for the blue badge, where people with disabilities can park their car. The blue badge parking space cannot be booked in advance.

From Cromwell Road in South Kensington you can access the museum from the main entrance, however, there is another step-free entrance on Exhibition Road.

By Tube (Metro- Underground):

There is 3 underground (Metro) lines close to the Natural History Museum. District (Green line), Circle Line and Piccadilly Line.

The nearest Tube station is South Kensington on the District, Piccadilly and Circle lines. The station is approximately five minutes’ walk from the Museum.

Use the Transport for London Journey Planner to find your way route to the Museum.

By London Red Buses:

Bus numbers 14,49,70,74,345,414,430 and C1 stop very close to the museum.

Routes 14, 49, 70, 74, 345, 360, 414, 430 and C1 stop close to the Museum.

Use the Transport for London Journey Planner to find the quickest route to the Museum.

You also can check the hotels near the Natural History Museum to find your hotel in South Kensington area There are over 80 hotels near to Natural History Museum.

Also, visit the London Imperial War Museum