Question: Natural History Museum?

Is the Natural History Museum free?

Entry to the Museum remains free, but since we closed our doors we’ve been losing vital income. If you can, please consider donating to the Museum alongside your ticket. Donations will help us to continue welcoming visitors and inspiring the next generation of scientists.

Is the NHM open?

The Butterfly and Nature Gardens are now open, advanced timed-tickets are required for all guests. The inside of the museum remains closed. View our COVID-19 Safety Guidelines for more information.

How long does it take to walk around the Natural History Museum?

Recommended visiting time to the Natural History Museum is around three to four hours; but one could easily spend the entire day wandering around all four of the museum’s coloured zones.

What’s inside the Natural History Museum?

The museum is home to life and earth science specimens comprising some 80 million items within five main collections: botany, entomology, mineralogy, palaeontology and zoology. The museum is a centre of research specialising in taxonomy, identification and conservation.

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What skeleton is in the entrance of the Natural History Museum?

Hintze Hall is the largest public gallery in the Museum. A blue whale skeleton is suspended from the ceiling as a reminder of humanity’s responsibility to protect our planet. It is surrounded by specimens that represent the history of our solar system and life on Earth.

How is natural history museum funded?

The majority of the Museum’s funding comes from government grant-in-aid through the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). This funding is set for a number of years, and the Museum provides reports to DCMS on how it has met its agreed targets. Read the funding agreement to 2021 PDF (597KB).

How do I get to the Natural History Museum by train?

The nearest Tube station is South Kensington – about a five-minute walk from the Museum’s main entrance on Exhibition Road. It services the District and Circle lines. Piccadilly line trains will not stop here until spring 2022.

What museums are free in London?

Top 26 free museums in London

  • British Museum. Wander the galleries of the British Museum.
  • National Gallery. Discover more than 2,000 paintings from the Middle Ages to the 20th century at the National Gallery.
  • Museum of London.
  • Royal Academy of Arts.
  • Natural History Museum.
  • Science Museum.
  • IWM London.
  • National Maritime Museum.

What can you do for free in London?

Free Museums and Galleries in London

  • 1) National Gallery.
  • 2) Science Museum.
  • 3) Natural History Museum.
  • 4) Tate Britain.
  • 5) National Portrait Gallery.
  • 6) Victoria and Albert Museum.
  • 7) Saatchi Gallery.
  • 8) Wallace Collection.
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Is there at Rex at the Natural History Museum?

The Museum’s dinosaurs are world-famous. Meet the roaring T. rex, see the skull of a Triceratops and wander among fossils in the Dinosaurs gallery.

What should you not miss at the Natural History Museum?

Things You Must Not Miss at the American Museum of Natural History

  • Lucy. In the Hall of Human Origins you will meet Lucy.
  • The Great Blue Whale. No list of things you can’t miss at the American Museum of Natural History would be complete without the Great Blue Whale.
  • Dinosaur Skeletons.

Can you take bags into the Natural History Museum?

Luggage and cloakroom You can still bring them into the Museum. The cloakroom is available for bags, suitcases, scooters and pushchairs only, and can be found inside the Cromwell Road entrance. Museum Members can use the cloakrooms free of charge.

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