London Natural History Museum

Among the many museums that you can find in London , the Natural History Museum is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular. It is also one of the best-regarded European museums, so it is worth spending a few hours to visit it and discover in detail all the wonders it houses. It’s on Crowmwell Road, and the closest tube station is South Kensington.

The building is spectacular, both inside and out, so it is not only interesting for its collections but also for its architecture . Inside, an impressive collection with more than 70 million items, be they animals, bones or objects. The collections are divided into sections, the most important being those of entomology, botany, paleontology , zoology, and mineralogy.

What to see

Among the millions of animals and objects in its collection, stands out for example an incredible blue whale, a stuffed dodo (very interesting since it is an extinct animal) and a Diplodocus skeleton that is gigantic and that makes you travel mentally to the time of the dinosaurs. Although you already think that these animals were big, when you are before this skeleton it will seem incredible that they could be so big.

Interesting information

This museum began to be built in 1873 , and it was not finished until 1880. Its construction is due to the need for a place in which to store and show the public the great collection of skeletons, fossils and plants that were in the British museum. Being a collection that was constantly increasing, in 1963 it ceased to belong to the British Museum and became the independent Museum of Natural History, also absorbing the Geological Museum that was in the city.