Visit to a National History Museum – London

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While I was in London I visited the National History Museum of London, and it was really nice. It was a rainy day, and my friends suggested us to see the museum. The idea was great, and I was looking forward of seeing something else in London. The National History Museum exhibits different specimens from various segments of natural history. This museum is a home of 80 million items, and it has a historical and scientific value. It is recognized as the pre-eminent center f natural history and research of related fields in the world.

Location and getting there

The National History museum is in Kensington, London, on Cromwell Road. The easiest way to get around is to use Citymapper or Google Maps. I prefer Google Maps, and I highly recommend it. From Ealing Common we used the Tube and we got on the train that goes to South Kensington Station. The ride lasts around 20 minutes. Admire the scenery on the way. Once you reach the staton, outside there is a map which will show you which way is the museum. There are more museums in the area.

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On the way to South Kensington
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Museums Sign on the station
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Outside South Kensington Station

Entering the National History Museum

The National History Museum, as some others, are open to the public and are free of charge. When we got there, there was a queue, but entering the museum was going fast. It is recommended that you go earlier, since there are always a lot of people, and the museum is not small. It has a lot to offer.

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In the area of National History Museum
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Waiting in the queue

In the museum

Once you enter the museum, you can notice a big skeleton of a dinosaur. On the left side is the Human Evolution section, and most probably everyone starts wit it. I found this very interesting and informative. There were a lot of new information for me. Around the area there are a lot of skeletons and examples of human spices, and our ancestors from different eras. It shows us and tells us how people looked, and I can say that as much the same we are, that’s how different we are.

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This is what meets you at the entrance of the museum
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Skulls

There were a lot of fossils displayed on the walls, from 200 millions of years ago. Some of them were very big. Different kind of stones were displayed, and some rock formations created during the years of the Earth. There was also a sections about the insects, where the insects were presented in an interesting way, which makes you active and curious.

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Horns
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The fastest growing bamboo
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Spices of Birds

On the upper floor there is a section about earthquakes and volcanoes. With explanations on the walls, video explanations, pictures, there was even a simulated earthquake at one part of the area. People were standing on a platform, and than the platform starts to move and an earthquake sounds were coming out from the walls.

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Volcanoes and Earthquake section
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Rock formations

How much time do you need exploring the museum

In this museum you can spend from minimum one hour and a half to three hours. Everything depend on how much attention you pay on the things around, believe me, there is a lot to be seen and read.

Have you ever been to the National History Museum in London? What was your favorite section?

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4 Replies to “Visit to a National History Museum – London”

  1. I love visiting museums while traveling! When my husband and I finally make it to London, we will have to check out this museum!

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  2. I’ve never been to London, but the rainy photos you took when arriving at the museum look just like the weather I always mentally associate with London. I love visiting museums whenever I travel!

    1. The weather makes you not to want to leave the room 🙁 And yes it is depressing!

  3. nice 🙂 we have been there earlier this year and it was great! i found the earthquake room very impressive, cause luckily i have never experienced a real one 🙂

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