While in London, different types of tourists are interested in different things. Some are looking forward to seeing traditional landmarks, such as Big Ben. Others are on the hunt for history’s most famous artwork. Then there are those who may be open to anything and everything. The Natural History Museum in London will make those kinds of tourists very happy.
The museum’s collection of over 70 million specimens, large and small, all began with 18th century collector, Sir Hans Sloane’s collection of 80,000 specimens. Many years later and many explorations later, the Natural History Museum in London has expanded its collection to what it is today.
There is something to thrill everyone at the Natural History Museum in London. Visitors will find animals, insects, meteorites, and fossils.
Different exhibits at the Natural History Museum in London include:
- Dinosaurs – including dinosaur skeletons
- Mammals – including the largest animal ever, the blue whale
- Wildlife Garden – Find thousands of plants and animals between April and October
- Darwin Centre – collections and laboratories
For those who like to research their own information, the Natural History Museum in London also has books, original drawings, manuscripts, paintings, prints, and maps in their library.
While visiting the city, if you’d like to visit the museum, you’ll be happy to know that it’s completely free. The Natural History Museum in London is open every day from 10:00 am to 5:50 pm, with the last admission at 5:30. The museum is closed from December 24 through the 26.