Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 5BD
  • Box office 020 7942 5725
  • General enquiries 020 7942 5000
  • Opening times Daily 10am–5.50pm (last entry 5.30pm).
  • Seasonal times Closed 24–26 Dec.
  • Website www.nhm.ac.uk
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Natural History Museum

More than 80 million specimens wait to be uncovered, including the 26-metre cast skeleton of Dippy the Diplodocus in the grand central hall. The museum's four collection zones contain exhibits covering the Earth's natural history, right from its infant geology as a ball of magma to its most recent denizens (including us mammals). Along with all the rocks, critters and fossils, there are four gift shops – including the ever popular Dino Shop – and four food and drink spaces. The Romanesque-style building was designed by the English architect Alfred Waterhouse, and opened its doors in 1881.

Events at this venue

There are 12 events at this location

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Dig Deeper

Our expert Museum scientists, together with a stellar cast of external speakers, will discuss their cutting-edge research.

Tue 30 Apr

£15 (Family £25) / 020 7942 5725

Dino Snores for Grown ups

A sleep over at the Museum for grown-ups where you'll enjoy a night of music, food, science, art and cinema.

Sat 16 Mar

£166.50 / 020 7942 5725

The Man and the Museum tour

Discover the history of Walter Rothschild and the stories behind the specimens at Tring.

Thu 29 Feb

£10 / 020 7942 5725

Fri 1 Mar

£10 / 020 7942 5725

Tue 5 Mar

£10 / 020 7942 5725

…and 172 more dates until 31 Dec

SENDsational Mornings at Tring

SENDsational Mornings is an event for children with neurodiverse conditions and sensory processing difficulties.

Sun 26 May

Free, booking required / 020 7942 5725

Tring: Amazing Amphibians

Dive into the amazing world of amphibians.

Tue 2 Apr

Wed 3 Apr

Thu 4 Apr

…and 3 more dates until 11 Apr

Tring: Bioblitz

Get outside and join us as we investigate and examine our grounds.

Thu 30 May

Free / 020 7942 5725

Tring: Blossom Walk

Celebrate National Blossom Day with a walk around our grounds and the surrounding area.

Sun 28 Apr

Free / 020 7942 5725

Tring: Colourful Caterpillars

Stripey, hairy, brightly coloured or camouflaged, discover the tiny world of caterpillars.

Thu 30 May

Fri 31 May

Tring: Egg Hunt Trail

We’ve hidden 12 eggs around our galleries.

Fri 29 Mar

£1 / 020 7942 5725

Sat 30 Mar

£1 / 020 7942 5725

Mon 1 Apr

£1 / 020 7942 5725

…and 11 more dates until 13 Apr

Tring: Tactile Explorers

Get hands on with real Museum specimens at this special event for blind and partially sighted children and their families.

Sat 2 Mar

Free / 020 7942 5725

Sat 22 Jun

Free / 020 7942 5725

Tring: Tactile Tours - Museum Highlights

Join us for a special audio-described highlights tour of our key specimens, from cassowaries to a polar bear and giant sloth

Thu 18 Apr

Free / 020 7942 5725

Tring: Women in Science Tour

Explore the contribution women scientists and explorers have made to our understanding of the natural world.

Thu 6 Jun

£6 / 020 7942 5725