MAY 20,2013 - MAY 20,2013 (1 DAYS)
The Nature History Museum - So much to see ,So little time:
Duration: 3-4 hours or the whole day.
Weather: Rainy day only.
Open every day 10.00-17.50. Free.
Tips: watch out when it's hot. There is no air-con and it can be quite hot. If there's a massive queue at the front, there is a side entrance too!!! Use the side entrance to get in as the queues are much shorter. The picnic area downstairs is an oasis of peace, and has a cheap snack bar too, but it closes in the afternoon. Arrive early if you can, and if you can avoid weekends and school holidays ! The food is a bit overpriced - so get a packed lunch with you.
Don't miss the NHM , it's a museum for all ages. To feed the boy within you - you'll need 6-8 hours ! A good day out. The Museum is gigantic so make sure you wear comfy shoes! It's a lot of walking! Some of the exhibitions have been there during the last 40 years... If your visiting London especially with children pay this place a visit. Its free and there are some amazing things to see for all the family. Easy to find and on good transport links. Diverse array of scientific artifacts housed in a beautiful neo-Gothic museum. The museum in divided into four colored zones which help plan your visit. Five main collections: Botany, Entomology, Mineralogy, Paleontology and Zoology. Don't miss the Darwin Centre with Cocoon and collection of tens of millions of preserved specimens.
The building itself is spectacular:
Inside it may be a vast space but every inch is beautifully decorated. The architecture and styling that went into its construction is hard to match. Even the smallest details were intricate and beautiful. Spend your time looking at the details. The majesty of the main hall is always stunning and really is like stepping back in time:
You simply can't visit the museum and not see the dinosaur exhibit!
Who can fail to be amazed by the sight of the massive whale in the mammals area:
Go back in time and discover the stories that fossils can reveal:
Charles Darwin transformed the way we understand the natural world with his revolutionary ideas:
At the very top of the Central Hall you'll find a section of the trunk of the enormous giant sequoia tree. These trees are the biggest living things and the exhibit gives you an idea of how huge they are: