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Natural History Museum London

by Sally Foster (follow)
The perfect family day out in London for all ages

No matter if you are a native Londoner, or just visiting for a short time, a visit to the Natural History Museum needs to be on your list of places to go. It is perfect for a rainy day, and there is something there for all ages to enjoy.

The tagline 'For curious kids and inquisitive parents' is the perfect way to describe why should visit this amazing place, with free entry and free or low cost activities. There are regular family exhibitions, plenty of hands-on, interactive activities and an ever evolving school holiday programme.

Credit: Natural History Museum Website


The museum makes visiting with your family easy and has plenty of facilities available for children. Folded pushchairs can be left in the cloakroom for free, baby changing facilities are available, all floors are accessible by lift, and high chairs are available in all cafes.

My personal favourite, and my toddler's, is always going to be the Dinosaurs. But there are so many exhibits and activities. There are 36 permanent exhibits and then seasonal exhibits. Currently some of them include:

Credit: Natural History Museum Website


- See the clock from Andy's Dinosaur Adventures and Andy's Prehistoric Adventures.
- Life in the Dark. Meet the creatures that thrive at night, in pitch-black caves and deep in the sea.
- Drop into the science area for hands on scientific investigations aimed at kids.
- Check out the new play 'Wider Earth' to see Darwin on HMS Beagle's daring voyage to the far side of the world.
- Visit the museum's Ice Rink.
- Visit the museum at night and take in a movie.
- Set up camp in one of the Museum's galleries for a night of fun and exploration after dark.

Credit: Natural History Museum Website


For information on what is currently going on at the museum, see here.

If you are overwhelmed by choice on your visit, you can check out this handy Museum Trail here. Each trail will take you on a tour through one of the four zones, helping you discover some of the most popular attractions. It is a great place to start!

If you get hungry on your visit, there is a picnic area on the lower ground floor where families can rest or enjoy a packed lunch. Otherwise there are plenty of family friendly eateries where you can pick up some fresh and tasty meals, snacks and beverages.

With so many exhibits and things to explore, the Natural History Museum is a place you can go back with your family again and again and always find something new to do.

Credit: Natural History Museum Website


Location: Akeman Street Tring, Hertfordshire HP23 6AP

Cost: Free entry, but some specialty exhibits and attractions do require an additional fee

Opening Hours: Open daily 10.00-17.50

Getting There: The museum has three entrances, on Cromwell Road, Exhibition Road and Queen's Gate. The nearest Tube station is South Kensington on the District, Piccadilly and Circle lines. There are no parking facilities on site.

Where is your favourite museum in London? Please let us know in the comments below. We would love to hear from you!




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