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Natural History MuseumThe Natural History Museum is sure to impress even the most jaded of children. This ornate museum is home to more than 70 million specimens from across the natural world, including insects, fossils and rocks. The Dinosaur gallery is one of the most popular exhibits in the museum, with a giant T. rex, the horned Triceratops and the fossilised skin of an Edmontosaurus. Kids can also try their hand at becoming a scientist through hands-on educational tools, gallery trails and art activities. And if the giant squid and blue whales still haven't awed your kids, take them inside a giant globe representative of the solar system, or bring them to 'The Power Within' where they can feel an earthquake simulation.

 

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The Darwin CentreThe Darwin CentreThe Darwin CentreThe unveiling of the cocoon at the heart of the Darwin Centre at the Natural History Museum on 15th September is a significant milestone for the well-known scientific centre. This latest development brings the vast building project, begun in 2002, to its final phase - the same year as the 200th anniversary of the great evolutionary theorist. From 12016-04-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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The unveiling of the cocoon at the heart of the Darwin Centre at the Natural History Museum on 15th September is a significant milestone for the well-known scientific centre. This latest development brings the vast building project, begun in 2002, to its final phase - the same year as the 200th anniversary of the great evolutionary theorist. From 1... More about this event
 
Behind-the-Scenes Spirit Collection TourBehind-the-Scenes Spirit Collection TourExplore the zoology collection, encounter treasures within the 22 million animal specimens housed there and learn more about the latest research.2016-04-30T11:30:00+01002016-05-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
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Behind-the-Scenes Spirit Collection Tour
Investigate For FamiliesInvestigate For FamiliesDiscover more about the work of scientists and look closely at real objects using the many tools provided with the guidance of Museum Science Educator staff.2016-04-30T11:00:00+01002016-05-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Investigate For Families
OtherworldsOtherworldsRaw data and photography exploring six decades of space exploration. Created by artist, curator and writer Michael Benson.2016-04-30T10:00:00+01002016-05-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Otherworlds
Michael Benson's Otherworlds: Visions Of Our Solar SystemMichael Benson's Otherworlds: Visions Of Our Solar SystemPhotographs celebrating the visual legacy of six decades of space exploration, featuring raw data from NASA and the European Space Agency that has been processed and assembled by the artist, curator and writer.2016-04-30T10:00:00+01002016-05-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
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Michael Benson's Otherworlds: Visions Of Our Solar System
Sensational ButterfliesSensational ButterfliesSensational ButterfliesFrom chomping caterpillars to beautiful butterflies, the Natural History Museum comes alive this summer with the erection of a tropical butterfly house on the museum lawn. Visitors to Sensational Butterflieswill be able to take on butterfly challenges, try out games and activities as they explore one of the planet's most amazing life cycles and exp2016-04-30T00:00:00+01002016-09-11T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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event > Kids Events > Exhibitions - Museums & Galleries
PRICING  £5.85 (Adults, Children and concessions), £19.80 (Family)
DATES  24th March to 11th September 2016
From chomping caterpillars to beautiful butterflies, the Natural History Museum comes alive this summer with the erection of a tropical butterfly house on the museum lawn. Visitors to Sensational Butterflieswill be able to take on butterfly challenges, try out games and activities as they explore one of the planet's most amazing life cycles and exp... More about this event
 
Wildlife Photographer Of The Year 2015-16Wildlife Photographer Of The Year 2015-16Now in its 51st year, the international photography competition for adults and young people showcases award-winning images of wildlife and landscapes from almost 100 countries around the globe. The People's Choice winner of Wildlife Photographer Of The Year will be decided by a public vote during the run of the exhibition.2016-04-30T10:00:00+01002016-05-02T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
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Ongoing
Wildlife Photographer Of The Year 2015-16
Bauer Brothers Art ExhibitionBauer Brothers Art ExhibitionBotanical and zoological drawings and paintings by the accomplished natural history artists and brothers who worked in the first half of the 19th century.2016-04-30T10:00:00+01002017-02-26T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
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Free EventOngoing
Bauer Brothers Art Exhibition
Images Of NatureImages Of NatureHistoric prints, watercolours and paintings of the natural world, which span 350 years, hang alongside modern images created by scientists, imaging specialists, photographers and micro-CT scanners. There is also a drawing wall, where visitors can contribute their own picture.2016-04-30T10:00:00+01002016-12-31T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
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Free EventOngoing
Images Of Nature
Dino Snores For Grown-UpsDino Snores For Grown-UpsA fun night of music, food, science, art and cinema.2016-05-06T18:30:00+01002016-05-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
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South Kensington Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Gloucester Road Tube Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
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Victoria Railway Station
 
27 minutes walk
 
 
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Union Car Parks
 
6 minutes walk
 
Chelsea Cloisters Pure Parking
 
10 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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The Gainsborough Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £70  25% off
7-11 Queensberry Place, SW7 | 2 minutes from Natural History Museum
The Gainsborough combines the attractive style of bygone days with an easy informality and excellent service. There are 48 ensuite bedrooms, each has been individually designed ... More
 
 
 
The Exhibitionist Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £113  39% off
8-10 Queensberry Place, SW7 | 2 minutes from Natural History Museum
The hotel is a very charming Victorian property bringing you the times of an era gone by. A 4 star boutique hotel with 36 bedrooms all ... More
 
 
 
The Ampersand Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £123  39% off
10 Harrington Road, SW7 | 3 minutes from Natural History Museum
Discover The Ampersand Hotel, this 111 room boutique hotel combines contemporary design, service, food and technology within a building dating back to 1888. The rooms are ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Museums nearest Natural History Museum

Nearest to Natural History Museum
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Science Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 1 minute from Natural History Museum
The Science Museum in South Kensington houses one of the most comprehensive collections looking at the development of science and industry, and it is all done ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Information Age
London > Attractions > Museums
Science Museum, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 1 minute from Natural History Museum
A major permanent gallery on the second floor of the Science Museum, open on 25th October 2014, Information Age: Six Networks That Changed Our World is ... More
 
 
 
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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Natural History Museum
The Victoria and Albert Museum (or V & A as everyone calls it) was originally founded in 1852 to inspire and educate British designers and manufacturers. ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Natural History Museum
Exhibition Road
London > Attractions >
Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 1 minute from Natural History Museum
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Baden-Powell House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
65-67 Queen\'s Gate, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Natural History Museum
Baden-Powell House is now a modern 180 room budget hostel welcoming both Scout and Guide members but also open to the general public. It also houses ... More
 
 
 
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Brompton Oratory
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from Natural History Museum
Built in 1884, in the Italianate Baroque style, the Brompton Oratory is an exact imitation of the Church of the Gesu in Rome and sports some ... More
 
 
 
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Behind-the-Scenes Spirit Collection Tour
London > Events > Tours  Dates: 29th April 2016 at 11.30am, 12.30pm and 1.30pm & 30th April and 1st May 2016 at 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm and 3.30pm
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 | Same location as Natural History Museum
Explore the zoology collection, encounter treasures within the 22 million animal specimens housed there and learn more about the latest research....More
 
 
 
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Samsung Digital Classroom: Designing For Virtual Reality
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Saturday 30th April 2016 - 10.30am-5pm
Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 | 4 minutes from Natural History Museum
A series of workshops for learning practical skills and career insight in emerging areas of digital art and design....More
 
 
 
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Create! Become A Fashion Blogger (13-15 years)
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Saturday 30th April 2016 - 11am-4pm
Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 | 4 minutes from Natural History Museum
Discover how to start a fashion blog....More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Natural History Museum

Near Natural History Museum
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Science Museum IMAX
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Exhibition Road, Knightsbridge, South Kensington, London SW7 | 1 minute from Natural History Museum
The huge IMAX screen - ten times bigger than the average screen - at the Science Museum is one of the few places in London where ... More
 
 
 
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Cine Lumiere
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Institut Francais Cultural Centre, 17 Queensberry Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Natural History Museum
The Cine Lumiere is a shining beacon for all fans of European and World cinema. Attached to the Institut Francais, its programme is varied and intelligent, ... More
 
 
 
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Royal College of Music
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Natural History Museum
The Royal College of Music is the school where Gustav Hoilst, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Benjamin Britten, James Galway, Joan Sutherland and Ralph Vaughan Williams learnt their ... More
 
 
 
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The best shops and markets near Natural History Museum
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La Cave a Fromage
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
24-25 Cromwell Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Natural History Museum
In true French style, this chic cheese shop piles its wares high and stinking, with no fridges, or glass barriers to stop customers getting in for ... More
 
 
 
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Moxon's
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
17 Bute Street, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Natural History Museum
Fishmonger Robin Moxon is regarded as one of the best suppliers of fish in London and is all too familiar with early morning trips to Billingsgate ... More
 
 
 
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Gilding the Lily
London > Shopping > Florists
Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Natural History Museum
Superior florist directly opposite South Kensington Tube Station. They sell flowers to the great and good of this area and as you might expect, this means ... More
 
 
 
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What are the best dining options near Natural History Museum London?
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Apero Restaurant & Bar
London > Restaurants > Mediterranean restaurants
2 Harrington Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Natural History Museum
Found in The Ampersand Hotel, Apero Restaurant and Bar is where South Kensington meets the Mediterranean. With blue Spanish tiled floors, exposed brickwork and caramel leather ... More
 
 
 
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Dorsia - London
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
3 Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Natural History Museum
British Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Kulu Kulu
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
39 Thurloe Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Natural History Museum
Kulu Kulu is a good example of a typical sushi bar, a great place to go for sushi whether you’re a novice or an experienced fan. ... More
 
 
 
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Near Natural History Museum
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Dana Centre
London > Education > Evening Classes
165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Natural History Museum
There are plenty of initiatives trying to get kids involved in science, but the Dana Centre, an extension of the Science Museum, is the first one ... More
 
 
 
Language Link Ltd.
London > Education > English Language Courses
21 Harrington Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Natural History Museum
12-16 per class. Under £200pw... More
 
 
 
Imperial College Union
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Beit Quadrangle, Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Natural History Museum
... More
 
 
 
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Body Club (Queens Moat House Hotels)
London > Leisure > Fitness
2-10 Harrington Road, South Kensignton, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Natural History Museum
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Trevor Blount Pilates
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
5 Harrington Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Natural History Museum
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G-Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
63-81 Pelham Street, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from Natural History Museum
Downstairs from LA Fitness (keep going past the people who look like they're about to die on the running machines) you'll find G-Spa. A world away ... More
 
 
 
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The best pubs near London Natural History Museum.
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Devonshire Arms W8
London > Nightlife > Pubs
37 Marloes Road, Kensington, London W8 | 13 minutes from Natural History Museum
Always a popular hangout with the South Kensington locals, The Devonshire Arms had a fresh lick of paint in 2014 and emerged with its proper pub ... More
 
 
 
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The Cadogan Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
298 Kings Road, Chelsea, Chelsea, London SW3 | 14 minutes from Natural History Museum
The Cadogan Arms has been given a facelift by Tom and Ed Martin - the brothers behind The Botanist, The Gun, The Well, Hat & Tun ... More
 
 
 
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The Scarsdale
London > Nightlife > Pubs
23A Edwards Square, Kensington, London W8 | 19 minutes from Natural History Museum
If pubs were judged by their location and setting, The Scardale Tavern in Kensington would top many lists for this really is quaint London at its ... More
 
 
 
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Natural History Museum clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Ghost INC
London > Nightlife >
7-11 Queensberry Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Natural History Museum
Perhaps the last thing you would expect under South Kensington's upmarket Gainsborough Hotel is a compact cocktail bar pumping out electro house and nu-wave until 2.30am ... More
 
 
 
Boujis
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
43 Thurloe Street, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Natural History Museum
Private members club with a regular pack of paparazzi parked outside waiting for royals to exit after one too many vodka red bulls. Its popularity comes ... More
 
 
 
La Maison Des Artistes
London > Nightlife > Bars
17a Harrington Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Natural History Museum
... More
 
 
 
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Natural History Museum.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Natural History Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | Same location as Natural History Museum
The Natural History Museum is sure to impress even the most jaded of children. This ornate museum is home to more than 70 million specimens from ... More
 
 
 
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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Natural History Museum
Conference facilities can accommodate for up to 2450 people.... More
 
 
 
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The Gore Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
190 Queen's Gate, Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from Natural History Museum
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Alistair McDowall follows his powerful 2015 production, Pomona , with exciting new work, ...More

 
Chinese Afternoon Tea at Harrods
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Foodie Events | Until 25th April 2017 

Chai Wu Harrods 2.01 miles from Natural History Museum

An eastern twist on the traditional afternoon tea, Chai Wu, the elegant Chinese restaurant on the fifth floor of Harrods, ...More

 
Exhibitionism
Exhibitionism
Exhibitions | Until 4th September 2016 

Saatchi Gallery 2.16 miles from Natural History Museum

Going strong for 50 years and counting, the Rolling Stones stage their first major exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery, documenting ...More

 
The Magic Italian flute Mauro Uselli concert solo
Concerts | On 1st May 2016 

Brompton Oratory 2.27 miles from Natural History Museum

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Hilma af Klint: Painting the Unseen
Hilma af Klint: Painting the Unseen
Exhibitions | Until 22nd May 2016 

Serpentine Gallery 2.3 miles from Natural History Museum

The late Swedish painter Hilma af Klint, now regarded as a pioneer of abstract art, "claimed to ...More

 
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Exhibitions | Until 22nd May 2016 

Serpentine Sackler Gallery 2.3 miles from Natural History Museum

Kerstin Bratsch, a German artist living in New York City, and fellow artist Adele Roder have been ...More

Curtain Up: Celebrating 40 Years of Theatre in London and New York
Curtain Up: Celebrating 40 Years of Theatre in London and New York
Exhibitions | Until 31st August 2016 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 2.39 miles from Natural History Museum

Part of a year-long programme of activity to mark 40 years of the Olivier Awards Curtain Up: Celebrating 40 Years ...More

 
Paul Strand: Photography and Film for the 20th Century
Paul Strand: Photography and Film for the 20th Century
Exhibitions | Until 3rd July 2016 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 2.39 miles from Natural History Museum

Challenging the popular perception of Paul Strand as primarily a photographer of American places and ...More

 
Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear
Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear
Exhibitions | Until 12th March 2017 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 2.39 miles from Natural History Museum

Tighten your girdle. This spring the V&A tells the story of underwear, from the sensory to ...More

 
 
 
 
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