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Meet London's new icon, Hope the blue whale, newly installed in Hintze Hall before you explore hundreds of exciting, interactive exhibits in one of London’s most beautiful landmark buildings. Read More
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This summer sees a major part of the Museum’s transformation into a Natural History Museum for the future. Diving through the heart of Hintze Hall, a gigantic blue whale skeleton leads a cast of natural world stars, telling the dramatic story of evolution, diversity in the world today and our urgent role in the planet’s future.

This real, 25.2-metre female whale skeleton is surrounded by hundreds of new specimens across three floors, including ten other star specimens in the ground floor wonder bays.

The Museum offers a wide-ranging programme of temporary exhibitions and events all year round which inspire a love of the natural world and educate on the power of nature.

Other highlights include dinosaur fossils, Wildlife Photographer of the Year, the state of the art Darwin centre and this summer's blockbuster exhibition, Whales: Beneath the surface.

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Prices and Opening Times

Adult Ticket FREE

Entry to the Natural History Museum is free. There are admission charges for some of the special exhibitions and events.

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Opening Times

Open daily 10.00 - 17.50. Last admission 17.30. Open late on the last Friday of each month. Closed 24 - 26 December.

Venue Details & Map

Natural History Museum

Cromwell Road
+44 (0)20 7942 5000
Public transport:
Tube: South Kensington Train: Victoria/Paddington. Either use pedestrian tunnel from South Kensington station and exit where signposted or access via Exhibition Road.

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Gift shop
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Breakout Rooms
In house AV available
Raked or tiered seating offered
General Facilities
On site parking
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