The Natural History Museum

Attraction Information

The National History Museum is a world-renowned museum located in London, England, that features a vast collection of specimens and artifacts related to the natural world. The museum’s collection includes over 80 million specimens, ranging from dinosaurs and fossils to live animals and insects. The museum’s collection is divided into four main categories: botany, entomology, mineralogy, and zoology.

The museum is housed in a stunning Victorian-era building and offers visitors a range of galleries and exhibits to explore. The most famous exhibit is undoubtedly the Diplodocus skeleton that stands in the central hall of the museum, known as “Dippy”. Other popular exhibits include the Human Evolution gallery, the Earth Hall, and the Wildlife Garden.

In addition to the exhibits, the museum offers a range of interactive and educational programs and events for visitors of all ages. There are daily tours, workshops, and talks on a variety of topics, from ecology and conservation to the history of the earth and its creatures.

The National History Museum is committed to making the museum accessible to all visitors. The museum is wheelchair accessible, and there are lifts and ramps available to assist visitors who need them. There are also audio guides available for visitors who are blind or partially sighted, and large print guides for those with visual impairments. Sign language interpreters can also be arranged with advance notice.

Accessibility Information

This attraction does not have its own car park.

The closest parking is the on-street parking on Queens Gate.

Blue badge holders get up to 4 hours of free parking within this street.

There is are limited number of disabled spaces at the museum please call ahead of your visit to reserve one, contact the museum on 020 7942 5000

There are also 12 Blue Badge parking spaces on Exhibition Road.

There is a ramp from the entrance gates to the main entrance some assistance may be required for those in a wheelchair.

The floors around the museum are level and the upper floors can be accessed via a lift.

This attraction offers Large print gallery guides and audio guides.

Hearing loops are built in at the information desks and at various points in the Darwin Centre and Images of Nature gallery.

The Museum runs British Sign Language deaf-led tours around the fascinating spirit collection. 

This attraction offers quiet tours of the Titanosaur.

This attraction has a disabled toilet

This attraction has 6 accessible toilet located in the following areas:

  • Zoology Spirit Building
  • Hintze Hall
  • Images Of Nature
  • Opposite Marine Invertabrates
  • Earth Hall
  • Investigate Centre

These toilets feature the following:

  • Handrails to the side of the toilet and wash basin
  • Washbasin with automatic taps
  • Disposal facilities
  • Transfer space to the side of the toilet
  • Emergency alarm

Quiet Spaces

  • Lasting Impressions (Red Zone): an uncluttered space with specimens to touch
  • Minerals gallery (Green Zone): an airy space with natural light
  • Images of Nature (Blue Zone): a quiet space with low lighting
  • Contemplation Room (Blue Zone): a quiet, naturally lit room used for prayer and reflection
  • Cocoon (Orange Zone): a quiet, open space with a wide spiral bath leading down two levels
  • Zoology spirit building (Orange Zone): a quiet, tucked-away space for reflection. It’s also home to a range of specimens stored in alcohol in the spirit collection.

Ear defenders are available for hire from the information desk.

This attraction offers quiet tours for the titanosaur between 10:00 – 10:45 – More Information

Opening Hours

Monday to Sunday 10:00 – 17:50
Closed 24th – 26th December

Free Entry
Cromwell Road,
Greater London,
SW7 5BD,
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