Travelling by train to the Natural History Museum is super-simple. The nearest railway station to the Natural History Museum is London Victoria, which is served by Southern and Southeastern services from Epsom, Dartford and Brighton. It's 38 minutes from the Natural History Museum on foot. Exit the station on to Grovesnor Place, when you get to Hyde Park Corner, turn left on to Knightsbridge, which becomes Brompton Road. Continue on to Thurloe Place and Cromwell Road, and turn left on to Exhibition Road, where you'll find both the Science Museum and Natural History Museum.
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.
The Natural History Museum is full of wonders for the whole family to enjoy. You'll find it jam-packed with interesting and interactive exhibitions, suitable for all ages. Visit the Natural History Museum's website for information on opening hours.
|Monday Tuesday Wednesday Friday Saturday||04:00 - 01:00|
|Sunday||06:00 - 01:00|
|Staffing level||Full time|
|Travel card zone||Zone 1|
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Coffee shop Coffee kiosk Public House/Bar Food outlet (Seating available)
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 Change||Available|
|Tourist Information Office||Available|
|Toilets notes||Situated on central concourse and platform 2.|
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Via Network Rail Reception
|Customer help points||Available|
|Weekdays||Open 24 hours|
|Saturday||Open 24 hours|
|Sunday||Open 24 hours|
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|Carpark operator||APCOA UK Ltd|
|Car parking spaces||107|
|Cycle storage spaces||24|
|Sheltered cycle storage||Available|
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Alongside station entrance, on exit to Wilton Road, On platform 7/8 behind gates
|Step-free access||Part of station|
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Access to the underground - via steps
|Ramps for train access||Available|
|Accessible ticket machines||Unavailable|
|Accessible Booking Office counter||Unavailable|
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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...