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“Great for all ages”

Natural History Museum
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US$ 82.50*
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Semi-Private Guided Tour: Natural History Museum...
Ranked #13 of 1,914 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 young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

long queues to be expected (we went Easter hols)with free entry but moved quickly. Loads to see/do so well worth a visit. Beautiful building , shame more people didn’t donate on way in... could spend full day in there, we just did half day then went exploring London

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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.

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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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