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“Lots of fossils”

Natural History Museum
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US$81.72*
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Natural History Museum London Small Group Guided...
Ranked #13 of 1,870 things to do in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: A center of scientific excellence in the discovery of taxonomy and biodiversity, this world-famous museum promotes the discovery and enjoyment of the natural world through such exciting exhibits as the Life and Earth Galleries, wildlife garden and geological collections.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

So just know that there is a long queue (line for Americans) to get into this free museum! The line moves quickly but expect to stand in line at least 20-30 minutes unless you go around 4-4:30. Very similar to the American Museum of Natural History, inclusive of the large whale hanging from the ceiling. It is very informative, interactive, and engaging. There are fossils of all sorts everywhere in the museum. I would caution those with small children to maybe avoid the Humans wing. There is a section on reproduction that gives accurate images of how humans reproduce and babies are made.

2  Thank LCBryant227
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

The kids were anxious to see the dinosaurs. Having seen a couple of Dino exhibits the expectation was high. In the end the Dino show was much poorer than other places we've been at but the museum itself was a pleasant surprise.

1  Thank Cerveira_Pinto_Jr
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Animal specimens are so old and dusty!!...interactive sections very poor...a very disappointing visit

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Both the interior and exterior of the museum are extraordinary, definitely a must-see. Some exhibits are wonderfully assembled (like the dinosaur exhibit! ) but others are painfully outdated (human biology exhibit). Still well worth a visit, despite the queue - especially because it's free!

1  Thank Cassie B
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

I took my husband here, which on announcing we was going to a museum he gave me a blank unenthusiastic look like i had gone insane, But after we had been he was miffed that they was closing up and he couldn't stay for longer.....This place is everything under one roof it's magical, mysterious, educational exciting hands on fun for all ages, so much to take in, the exhibits are outstanding and the way they bring things to life really make it easier to understand the world we live in and what used to be without even realising your being educated, the dinosaur section is set it an elaborate part of this historic building, if you ever wanted to feel as tho you was in the movie "night at the museum" then this is the place to go, The museum is Free to visit and relies on donations from the public, but can i just stress that this is a truly magnificent building and museum and is well deserving of a generous donation i can promise you will want to visit again and again and will want to tell everyone what you saw and learnt on your visit.

1  Thank Hayley Holness D
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