Natural History Museum is in Victorian style. It has hundreds of interactive platforms relating to eco-science and worlds of animals, among which the Earthquake Experiencing Gallery, Earth Gallery and Dinosaur Gallery are the most popular. The treasure of this museum is the skeleton of diplodocus which almost occupies the entire central hall. In addition, there are reptiles under magnification to help people explore the world of mammals and learn more about human biology.
London's Museum of Natural History, the castle's exterior, contains rich. There are also videos and models of human growth and composition, which are of great educational and scientific significance. There are also dinosaur halls and marine biology halls.
Though you could spend hours, or even days here, the Natural History Museum can also be a great spot to hit quick while exploring South Kensington & Knightsbridge. The bus drops you right at the front of this beautiful Victorian building, so it's the perfect first stop before hiking to Harrod's and beyond. My husband and I only spent about an hour there but got to see the fantastic dinosaur exhibit in the front hall. Again, I know there's a lot more to see & do there, but if you can only spare an hour or so, it's well worth the time, and the wait to get through the security check at the door. Don't forget, just like all of the state sponsored museums in London; admission is FREE. Just expect to go through bag inspections and metal detectors, that can cause crowding at busier times of the day.
A permanent exhibition, The Hong Kong Story, comprises eight galleries:The Natural Environment, Prehistoric Hong Kong, The Dynasties – From The Han to the Qing, Folk Culture in Hong Kong, The Opium Wars and the Cession of Hong Kong, Birth and Early Growth of the City, The Japanese Occupation, Modern Metropolis, and the Return to ChinaLOCATION – 100 Chatham Road South, Tsim Tsa Tsui, Kowloon OPENING HOURS – 10am to 6pm Mondays and Wednesdays to Saturdays, 10am to 7pm Sundays and public holidays. Closed on Tuesdays and the first two days of Chinese New Year. Closes at 5pm on Christmas Eve and Chinese New Year’s Eve.
A fantastic day out for adults and kids! The building itself is a magnificent work of art and you will be bowled over by the Diplodocus in the Central Hall as you step inside for the first time! Entry is FREE although there is a charge to visit some of the temporary exhibitions. With Dinosaurs, mammals, insects, art, earthquakes and volcanoes amongst the many galleries for you to explore, you will easily spend an entire day here and still not have seen it all.
Outside of India, one of the finest examples of the high architectural camp of the Victorian age, as well as a paean to man's mastery over the natural world (or so the prevailing phiosophy said at the time). The imposing facade is impressive alone, but the really jaw-dropping moment is as you step inside and marvel at the dinosaur hall. Do make a point of exploring other parts of the museum too - utterly fascinating and absorbing.
The New York Natural History Museum is one of my favorites but the London Natural History Museum topped it hands down! The museum is massive and beautiful! It was separated into several large sections and I wasn't able to get thought everything so I'll have to go back for another visit. It's hard to say what my favorite was but I really liked the timeline and the dinosaurs were really popular! I also found the mammals quite fascinating!
This is one of the highlights of visiting London. Architecturally beautiful. Fascinating for all ages. And! Free!Don't miss the free, behind the scenes "Spirit Collection" tour, which takes you into the collection rooms where you can see specimens (some from Darwin) including a giant squid. http://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit-us/whats-on/daytime-events/talks-and-tours/spirit-collection-tours/index.html
What can you say, this is one of THE museums I've wanted to visit since I was a kid. The best collection of geological examples, dinosaurs and ancient mammals (giant Sloth!) I have ever seen. Definitely a place someone like me could spend an entire day nerding out, unfortunately we didn't get much time after mistakenly going to the London Dungeon, thinking it was a torture museum.. (oops..).
For a special trip, ask at the information desk for tickets to the Spirit Collection Tour. The free tour takes you behind the scenes, through the museum's labs and in to the basement, where you get to visit the specimens, including a giant squid. They only take up to 7 people at once, so it is quite personal. If you are really interest, book for 15:15 as it is the 50-minutes long tour.
The Natural History Museum is my favorite museum in London, and potentially in the world. First and foremost, the building is amaaaazing; I am obsessed with the grand foyer!!! The museum itself is also crazy awesome - especially the animal sections. I try to visit often, and love the cafe as well. Next up has to be a sleepover party in the NHM - which actually exist for adults! Fantastic place.