London Natural History Museum

Among the many museums that you can find in London, the Museum of Natural History it is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular. It is also one of the best considered European museums, so it is worth spending a few hours visiting it and discovering in detail all the wonders it houses. It's on Crowmwell Road, and the nearest 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 elements, be they animals, bones or objects. The collections are divided into sections, and the most important are entomology, botany, paleontology, zoology and mineralogy.

What to see

Between the millions of animals and objects from its collection, highlights for example an incredible blue whale, a stuffed dodo (very interesting since it is an extinct animal) and a Diplodocus skeleton that it 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 in front of this skeleton it will seem incredible to you that they could be so big.

Interesting information

This museum began to be built in the year 1873, and it was not finished until 1880. Its construction was due to the fact that a site was needed 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 constantly increasing, in 1963 it ceased to belong to the British Museum and became the independent Natural History Museum, also absorbing the Geological Museum that was in the city.

World Most Impressive Natural History Museum, London (September 2020)

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