Located in the South Kensington area of London, the British Museum of Natural History is a Victorian building resembling a medieval cathedral.
The total construction area of the museum is more than 40,000 square meters. There are about 70 million specimens from around the world, including 28 million insect specimens.
The British Museum of Natural History is Europe's largest museum of natural history.
NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
The Natural History Museum in London is a natural history museum that exhibits a vast range of specimens from various segments of natural history. It is one of three major museums on Exhibition Road in South Kensington, the others being the Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Absolutely free however donations are encounraged.
The Natural History Museum is located in the South Kensington area next to Hyde Park in the south-west of central London. The museum has a total construction area of more than 40,000 square meters. There are about 70 million specimens from around the world, including 28 million insect specimens. The British Museum of Natural History is Europe's largest museum of natural history.
The British Museum of Natural History has about 40 million specimens of animals, plants and rock minerals from around the world, including more than 7 million specimens of paleontological fossils. The library has 500,000 books and magazines, and preserves a large number of early natural research manuscripts and drawings. And other precious items. The museum has 20 large exhibition halls covering six aspects of paleontology, minerals, plants, animals, ecology and humans. The Central Hall is a modern life sciences exhibition hall that introduces evolution and anthropology with three-dimensional landscapes and showcases. The 1st floor right-wing exhibition hall displays paleontological fossil specimens, which show fish dragons, plesiosaurs, 5m high Tyrannosaurus Rex, a very small new jaw dragon, a 17-meter-long pterosaur and a complete archaeopteryx skeleton. Modern animals on display in the left-hand exhibition halls
As an international metropolitan city, London is home to a huge array of various types of museums. In the tens of museums in London, the first one is obviously the famous Natural History Museum. I have decided to head to this place purely out of a fun misunderstanding. I kept thinking this is where the movie “Night at the Museum” was shot. in fact, the entire trilogy of the “Night at the Museum” was not filmed here.
The Natural History Museum is a historic Victorian building. Here you will find over 70 million items of global history and biological evolution on exhibition. The time frame of these items span from the Jurassic times, to the 19th Century when Charles Darwin publicized his Evolution Theory. The Natural History Museum is also a globally renowned center for research, specializing in the categorization, identification and preservation of biological beings. The building itself is also one not to be missed - it is a work of art typical of England’s traditional architectural style.
The Natural History Museum is separated into 4 main exhibition zones and are marked with different colors, which are orange, blue, green and red. Blue is known for its exhibition of items pertaining to the dinosaurs and mammals. It is also the most popular zone in the entire museum. Red Zone is the geology zone. Not only do you get to experience for yourself what an earthquake feels like and see a mock explosion of a volcano, you can also learn about the Big Bang and what our solar system would look like a couple billion of years from now. The Green zone is a zone for life and environment. Here you will primarily find fossils from birds, reptiles and minerals. The Orange Zone is the Wildlife biological garden and the Darwin center. A lot of free family events are hosted here regularly.
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.
You can take subway District, Circle or Piccadilly line and alight at South Kensington Station.
1.It is very crowded at the Natural History Museum during the weekends, public holidays and summer/winter breaks, and therefore, it is highly recommended that you do not visit the place during these periods. 2. Photo taking is allowed within the museum, but please do not bring along tripod stand and selfie stick. 3.It is advisable that you keep quiet during your tour in the museum, and do not make any noises or run around the place.