Museum of Natural History of London
The Natural History Museum of London is known worldwide for its large number of fossils and dinosaur reproductions, but it has many more mysteries worth seeing.
In general, all the tourists and inhabitants of London should humbly thank the museum and London for their interest in bringing science to the public. Few are the museums that have done something like that, and the Museum of Natural History is the one that has tried it the most, without any doubt.
Well, this museum is located right next to the Museum of Science and the Victoria and Albert Museum.
What to see in the Museum of Natural History?
The first thing you will find (and first, I mean, before entering), is a huge and beautiful building, with a surprising design that will make you fall in love and overwhelm you at the same time. However, despite its external baroque appearance, the interior has a very clear and illuminated design, enjoying a large number of windows that allow sunlight to illuminate the interior.
There are several sections dedicated to different topics within the Natural History Museum. However, on our side, we will highlight the section dedicated to dinosaurs (just enter the museum you will find the skeleton of a giant diplodocus), where you can find fossils and reproductions in real size.
We also highlight the mammals section, where you can find several animals that are dissected or recreated in real size. It is especially known (but it does not deserve a special mention) the life -size blue whale that hangs from the roof of the building.
Curiosities of the museum
On the other hand, we were also especially struck by the section called The internal force, which explains, interactively, how earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur. This, along with the dinosaurs section, tend to delight the little ones, so do not forget to visit them if you travel with your family.
Finally, we must mention the Darwin Center. To visit this section of the museum you have to make an online reservation, because there is a lot of demand. However, quiet, it's still free. This section is virtual and, in it, there are four scientists who explain how they perform their work in a very understandable way, so it is especially interesting for children. It's fun and new, and one of the most demanded sections of the Natural History Museum in London.
Price, access and schedule
Price : Admission is free, although, as we have said, to visit the Darwin Center, you must make a reservation online beforehand.
Address : Cromwell Road, South Kensington. The nearest subway stop is South Kensington.
Hours : From 10:00 to 17:50 every day, including Saturdays and Sundays, except for December 24, 25 and 26.
As you can see, the Natural History Museum of London is a must see in England. Not only because of how much you will learn in it, but also because he is really famous. One of those places of obligatory visit when you travel to a country. You do not want to go home without seeing the giant blue whale skeleton that appears in so many movies, right?