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There are no direct trains to the Natural History Museum, but it's easy to reach from several London terminuses. The quickest way to get to the museum is to hop on the London Underground and head to South Kensington station, which lies on the District, Piccadilly and Circle lines - you can reach it direct from both Victoria and King's Cross. The Natural History Museum is about five minutes' walk away, via a subway from the station concourse.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours: Advance Purchase tickets are available to from the Ticket office between 07:00-21:00
DayOpening Hours
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Friday Saturday 04:00 - 01:00
Sunday 06:00 - 01:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayAvailable
Oyster topupAvailable
Oyster validatorAvailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Travel card zoneZone 1
Left LuggageAvailable
Left Luggage phone number0207 401 8444
Left Luggage Websitehttp://www.left-baggage.co.uk/locations.php
ShopsAvailable
Shops noteNews agent Flower stall Hairdresser Shoe repairer Wide range of shops Pharmacy Convenience store High street shops Off Licence Passport Photo Booth
PostboxUnavailable
TelephonesAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Coffee shop Coffee kiosk Public House/Bar Food outlet (Seating available)
ATMAvailable
ATM notes
The ATM machines are located on the Eastern and Central Concourse (Platforms 1 and 7) and also within a retail outlet on the station (Grosvenor Hotel).
Bureau de ChangeAvailable
Tourist Information OfficeAvailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
ToiletsAvailable
Toilets notesSituated on central concourse and platform 2.
ShowersUnavailable
Baby changeAvailable
WiFiAvailable
WiFi notes
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Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes

Monday-Sunday 07:00-21:50 

Via Network Rail Reception

Customer help pointsAvailable
CCTVAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorAPCOA UK Ltd
Car parking spaces107
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces24
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Alongside station entrance, on exit to Wilton Road, On platform 7/8 behind gates
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes

Access to the underground - via steps

Ramps for train accessAvailable
WheelchairsUnavailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Available on request

Taxi rank outside main station entrance

The Natural History Museum was founded in 1754, and formed from the scientific collections of Sir Hans Sloane. The collection was shifted to its present location in 1881, and the building alone is an amazing sight, with a Romanesque style facade bookended by two 190-foot towers. Inside is where the real magic lies, though - today the collection includes 70 million items, covering palaeontology, mineralogy, zoology, entomology and botany, with an estimated 500,000 objects added every year. The old building is a joy to explore, with wonders around every corner. The northwest of the ground floor is dedicated to mammals, and features a famous 91-foot life-sized blue whale model.

The Earth Galleries are equally fascinating, with a rotating globe that charts the story of the planet. And for those who love dinosaurs - so all children, and most adults too - the dino section is a real treat, with a roaring T Rex, a Triceratops skull and much more. Away from the permanent collections there are regular events held at the Natural History Museum, from murder mystery nights to the ever-popular 'Dinosnores', which allow children and adults to enjoy a sleepover in the museum. If all that isn't enough, the Science Museum is right next door...

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