Natural History Museum
Unearth the great mysteries of life and the universe at this world-leading cathedral to natural history. With over 70 million items in its vast Gothic vaults, all life - and afterlife - is here. Particularly famous for its dinosaur skeletons. Cromwell Road.
A British Institution
This world-class collection is one of London’s best-loved museums, appealing to children and adults alike. Exhibits like Dippy the Diplodocus are complemented by an immense trove of rare finds and breathtaking displays, in-depth knowledge and hands-on technology, guaranteeing a unique visit every time. Open daily from 10am to 5:50pm (last entry at 5:30pm). Free admission. There is a charge for some exhibitions.
What’s on now at the Natural History Museum?
Investigate for Families: Until 30 June 2019
Get a feel for how scientists work by having a go yourself. Come and explore hundreds of real nature specimens that form the evidence museum scientists use in their work. Science educators are on hand to help you look closely at real objects using the many tools provided. Bring your own questions, or use some of ours in this hands-on science space.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Until 30 June 2019
Now in its fifty-fourth year, Wildlife Photographer of the Year showcases extraordinary animal behaviour and breath taking diversity of life on Earth.
Explore the world’s best nature photography, exhibited on 100 exquisite light panels.
Experience the changing face of nature and uncover the surprising, and sometimes challenging stories behind photographs.
Chosen from over 45,000 entries by expert judges, the images were awarded for their creativity, originality, and technical excellence.
Expeditions and Endeavours: Until 1 October 2019
Explore the artworks and illustrations by scientists and artists who embarked on expeditions to document the natural world.