Historical version 7 of Natural History Museum
- (020) 7942 5000
- Cromwell Road (map of this place)
- SW7 5BD
- Mon-Sat 1000-1750, Sun 1100-1750 (Last admissions 1730)
It contains no exhibits created by Man — just the works of Nature. This includes items as varied as dinosaur skeletons, blue whales, meteorites, minerals, and more.
Even the building is worth visiting as it features similar high Victorian architecture to St Pancras Hotel and an excellent cast-iron roof.
Currently entrance to this and many other London museums is free, but you are encouraged to make a donation, and have to pay for electronic tours.
There are frequently special exhibitions such as the current "T-Rex: the killer question" and "Wildlife Photographer of the Year" which charge admission; the excellent "Earth from the Air" photography exhibition is in the museum grounds on the corner of Exhibition Road and Cromwell Road (just outside the NHM tube exit). Exhibitions and events are all listed on the museum web site.
The museum recently won an award for being Large Visitor Attraction of the Year.