It is a nice and very entertaining museum at London, England – but you could also get here solely because of the building it is located it: the fantastic Waterhouse in Roman-Byzantine style from 1860. The Natural History Museum dates back to the year 1881 and was once part of the British Museum. It was separated in 1883 and became independent in 1963. The museum contains items from the 18th century CE and is based on the collections of Hans Sloane, Joseph Banks and Richard Owen.
Within the museum you can see preserved plants and animals – and lots of changing special exhibitions. After entering the building you will immediately recognize that the collections are presented in a way to entertain visitors and support curiosity. Therefore the museum also has a large section towards dinosaurs including a large computer-animated T-Rex. It attracts many people and therefore often large crowds move through the exhibitions. That’s good and bad at the same time.
You can access the museum best by going to the underground station South Kensington. Entrance is free of charge but you’re asked for a donation.As the museum is directly next to the Victoria & Albert Museum it is a good idea to combine a visit to these two wonderful places.
Natural History Museum
London SW7 5BD
England, United Kingdom