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10am-5.45pm Daily, last admission 5.30pm | Closed Dec 24-26
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Natural History MuseumThe Natural History Museum is sure to impress even the most jaded of children. This ornate museum is home to more than 70 million specimens from across the natural world, including insects, fossils and rocks. The Dinosaur gallery is one of the most popular exhibits in the museum, with a giant T. rex, the horned Triceratops and the fossilised skin of an Edmontosaurus. Kids can also try their hand at becoming a scientist through hands-on educational tools, gallery trails and art activities. And if the giant squid and blue whales still haven't awed your kids, take them inside a giant globe representative of the solar system, or bring them to 'The Power Within' where they can feel an earthquake simulation.

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The Darwin CentreThe Darwin CentreThe Darwin CentreThe unveiling of the cocoon at the heart of the Darwin Centre at the Natural History Museum on 15th September is a significant milestone for the well-known scientific centre. This latest development brings the vast building project, begun in 2002, to its final phase - the same year as the 200th anniversary of the great evolutionary theorist. From 12019-08-24T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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The unveiling of the cocoon at the heart of the Darwin Centre at the Natural History Museum on 15th September is a significant milestone for the well-known scientific centre. This latest development brings the vast building project, begun in 2002, to its final phase - the same year as the 200th anniversary of the great evolutionary theorist. From 1...†More about this event
Museum of the MoonMuseum of the MoonMuseum of the MoonDisplayed in the Natural History Museum's Jerwood Gallery, and timed to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, Museum of the Moon invites you to have a close-up encounter with the moon. The awe-inspiring large-scale artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram puts a six-metre spherical sculpture centre stage. Featuring high-reso2019-08-24T00:00:00+01002019-09-08T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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DATES17th May to 8th September 2019
Displayed in the Natural History Museum's Jerwood Gallery, and timed to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, Museum of the Moon invites you to have a close-up encounter with the moon. The awe-inspiring large-scale artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram puts a six-metre spherical sculpture centre stage. Featuring high-reso...†More about this event
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018The annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition is a highlight of the year at the Natural History Museum, consistently showing fresh perspectives on animals, insects, plants and landscapes. This year's winner, Dutch photographer Marsel van Oosten, scooped the grand prize with his image, The Golden Couple, which shows a pair of golden snub-n2019-08-24T00:00:00+01002019-09-08T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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PRICING£13.50 (Adult), £8 (Child and concession), £28-£38 (Family)
DATES19th October 2018 to 8th September 2019
The annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition is a highlight of the year at the Natural History Museum, consistently showing fresh perspectives on animals, insects, plants and landscapes. This year's winner, Dutch photographer Marsel van Oosten, scooped the grand prize with his image, The Golden Couple, which shows a pair of golden snub-n...†More about this event

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Victoria Railway Station
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10 minutes walk

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Cheval Harrington Court Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment † from £49† 39% off
13 Harrington Road, SW7 | 3 minutes from Natural History Museum
With 33 open plan, one, two and three bedroom apartments, Cheval Harrington Court offers exceptional home living within the heart of South Kensington. The newly refurbished ... More
Grange Strathmore Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £69† 40% off
41 Queen's Gate Gardens, SW7 | 4 minutes from Natural History Museum
Ideally located in London's affluent and fashionable Kensington area, the Grange Strathmore Hotel is an elegantly restored London townhouse, combining Victorian splendour with modern day luxury. ... More
Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £79† 32% off
68-86 Cromwell Road, SW7 | 5 minutes from Natural History Museum
Grade II listed building in Kensington and Chelsea offering elegant single, double and family sized rooms. Free high-speed WiFi on unlimited devices. Scoff and Banter serves ... More
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Alternative Museums nearest Natural History Museum

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Science Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 1 minute from Natural History Museum
The Science Museum in South Kensington houses one of the most comprehensive collections looking at the development of science and industry, and it is all done ... More
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Information Age
London > Attractions > Museums
Science Museum, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 1 minute from Natural History Museum
A major permanent gallery on the second floor of the Science Museum, open on 25th October 2014, Information Age: Six Networks That Changed Our World is ... More
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Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery
London > Attractions > Museums
Science Museum, Exhibition Road, SW7 | 1 minute from Natural History Museum
Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery is the Science Museum 's most ambitious interactive gallery to date. Open from October 2016, the £6 million gallery ... More
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Natural History Museum
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Mathematics: The Winton Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Science Museum, Exhibition Road, SW7 | 1 minute from Natural History Museum
The Science Museum 's new gallery, Mathematics: The Winton Gallery , puts the spotlight on a subject often perceived as dry, complex ... More
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V&A Exhibition Road Quarter
London > Attractions > Sights
V&A Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 | 4 minutes from Natural History Museum
A new purpose-built underground gallery, magnificent courtyard space and a new entrance from Exhibition Road on the west side of the Victoria and Albert Museum are ... More
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Brompton Oratory
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from Natural History Museum
Built in 1884, in the Italianate Baroque style, the Brompton Oratory is an exact imitation of the Church of the Gesu in Rome and sports some ... More
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Museum of the Moon
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: 17th May to 8th September 2019
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 | Same location as Natural History Museum
Displayed in the Natural History Museum's Jerwood Gallery, and timed to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, Museum of the Moon ...More
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Summer of Space
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: 1st May to 1st September 2019
Natural History Museum, Exhibition Road, SW7 | 1 minute from Natural History Museum
The Science Museum celebrates the history of human space exploration with its special five-month festival, Summer of Space. Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Apollo ...More
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Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: 2nd February to 1st September 2019
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 | 4 minutes from Natural History Museum
The largest and most comprehensive exhibition ever staged in the UK on the House of Dior, Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams displays over 500 objects and ...More
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Science Museum IMAX
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Exhibition Road, Knightsbridge, South Kensington, London SW7 | 1 minute from Natural History Museum
The huge IMAX screen - ten times bigger than the average screen - at the Science Museum is one of the few places in London where ... More
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Cine Lumiere
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Institut Francais Cultural Centre, 17 Queensberry Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Natural History Museum
The Cine Lumiere is a shining beacon for all fans of European and World cinema. Attached to the Institut Francais, its programme is varied and intelligent, ... More
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Royal College of Music
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Natural History Museum
The Royal College of Music is the school where Gustav Hoilst, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Benjamin Britten, James Galway, Joan Sutherland and Ralph Vaughan Williams learnt their ... More
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The best shops and markets near Natural History Museum
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La Cave a Fromage
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
24-25 Cromwell Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Natural History Museum
In true French style, this chic cheese shop piles its wares high and stinking, with no fridges, or glass barriers to stop customers getting in for ... More
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Moxon's
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
17 Bute Street, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Natural History Museum
Fishmonger Robin Moxon is regarded as one of the best suppliers of fish in London and is all too familiar with early morning trips to Billingsgate ... More
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Gilding the Lily
London > Shopping > Florists
Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Natural History Museum
Superior florist directly opposite South Kensington Tube Station. They sell flowers to the great and good of this area and as you might expect, this means ... More
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T.rex Grill
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 | Same location as Natural History Museum
The Natural History Museum invites visitors to dine with the dinosaurs at its new restaurant, T.rex Grill. Located in the museum's Fossil Way, the new ... More
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Apero Restaurant & Bar, The Ampersand Hotel
London > Restaurants > Mediterranean restaurants
2 Harrington Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Natural History Museum
Found in The Ampersand Hotel, Apero Restaurant and Bar is where South Kensington meets the Mediterranean. With blue Spanish tiled floors, exposed brickwork and caramel leather ... More
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Dorsia - London
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
3 Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Natural History Museum
British Cuisine... More
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Dana Centre
London > Education > Evening Classes
165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Natural History Museum
There are plenty of initiatives trying to get kids involved in science, but the Dana Centre, an extension of the Science Museum, is the first one ... More
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The London School of Painting and Drawing
London > Education > Evening Classes
23 Kensington Square, Kensington, London W8 | 12 minutes from Natural History Museum
Evening and weekend classes in life drawing and painting, taught by tutors from the Slade School of Fine Art and the Royal Society of British Sculptors. ... More
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The LookOut, Hyde Park
London > Education > Other Attractions
Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2 | 17 minutes from Natural History Museum
Hidden in a copse of trees in Hyde Park, The LookOut is a tranquil haven in the heart of London. Home to the Isis Education Centre, ... More
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G-Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
63-81 Pelham Street, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from Natural History Museum
Downstairs from LA Fitness (keep going past the people who look like they're about to die on the running machines) you'll find G-Spa. A world away ... More
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Space NK
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
40 Hans Crescent, Knightsbridge, London SW1X | 13 minutes from Natural History Museum
The Knightsbrige branch of Space NK in Hans Crescent, right next to Harrods, is especially appealing - not only does it sell desirable toiletries, chic ... More
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Lush Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
123 Kings Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 14 minutes from Natural History Museum
More than just a skincare shop, this branch of Lush on the Kings Road houses the Lush Spa. An overpowering mix of perfumes assaults the nose ... More
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The Duke of Clarence
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
148 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW5 | 9 minutes from Natural History Museum
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The Enterprise
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
35 Walton Street, South Kensington, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 9 minutes from Natural History Museum
Bar ... More
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The Admiral Codrington
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
17 Mossop Street, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 10 minutes from Natural History Museum
Affectionately referred to as "the Cod", this Knightsbridge boozer-come-gastropub has acquired a reputation for serving high quality, modern food in no-fuss, sleek surroundings. If you do ... More
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Albert's
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
92 Old Brompton Road, SW7 | 5 minutes from Natural History Museum
The guys behind Boujis, Raffles and Mahiki - Jake Parkinson-Smith, Carlo Carello, Piers Adam and Fraser Carruthers - offer a party place ... More
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Barts
London > Nightlife > Bars
Chelsea Cloisters, Sloane Avenue, Chelsea, London SW3 | 10 minutes from Natural History Museum
Taking its inspiration from the American speakeasy movement, Barts is a tiny, intimate and relaxed bar in South Kensington which promises a refreshingly fun experience - ... More
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Hyde Kensington
London > Nightlife > Bars
1-1a Kensington High Street, W8 | 12 minutes from Natural History Museum
Opposite Kensington Palace, an area not known for its nightlife, Hyde Kensington cocktail bar has a drinks list by world ... More
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Natural History Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | Same location as Natural History Museum
The Natural History Museum is sure to impress even the most jaded of children. This ornate museum is home to more than 70 million specimens from ... More
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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Natural History Museum
Conference facilities can accommodate for up to 2450 people.... More
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The Gore Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
190 Queen's Gate, Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from Natural History Museum
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