Trains to Natural History Museum
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.
About Natural History Museum
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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Monday to Sunday: 10.00 to 17.30
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