How to make the most of your time at the Natural History Museum

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The Natural History Museum is one of London’s most popular tourist attractions and is home to some of the most Breath-taking collections of historic memorabilia and ancient artefacts in the world.

No trip to the Park Grand London Kensington would be complete without visiting the Natural History Museum. If you’re travelling with the family, the kids will love exploring the halls of the museum. Here are some of the must-see exhibits to check out during your visit.

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The huge collection of scale animal models at the Natural History Museum is one of the biggest in the world. As you make your way through the exhibit, you’ll see everything from the smallest rodents to giant cats. In the main hall, there is a life-size casting of a blue whale which is a great photo opportunity. This is a must-see exhibit if you’re staying at our hotels near Paddington Station London with the family. You’ll get the opportunity to teach your kids about the different animals from around the world.



Travel backwards through history to a time when dinosaurs roamed the earth and learn all about the different species. The incredible collection is made up of authentic fossils, ancient artefacts and replica models that showcase the incredible history of the dinosaurs. The giant T-rex replica is the star attraction and is always surrounded by excited tourists. This is a must-see for kids so be sure to take your camera along and let them snap some photos to show their friends.

Darwin Centre

The Darwin Centre is an incredible learning experience for people of all ages. Browse the collection of artefacts, plants, specimens and documents that showcase the timeline of the human race. The huge cocoon is the latest addition to the Natural History Museum and has become one of the most popular exhibits. It also features an interactive video display called the Attenborough Studio which allows you to learn about the planet through the eyes of the beloved David Attenborough.

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Earth Galleries

Ride the escalator up into a world of colour as you enter the Earth Galleries. The beautiful exhibition showcases many of the planet’s incredible natural treasures. It is one of the largest geological collections in the world and features minerals, ores and rocks from every corner of the planet. The aim of the Natural History Museum is to showcase the history of the earth and it doesn’t get much more in-depth than the Earth Galleries.

Night time tour

You won’t forget your visit to the Natural History Museum in a hurry, especially if you visit at night and explore the historic halls under the cover of darkness. If you’re trying to avoid the crowds and get a more personal experience of the museum, the evening tours are a fun alternative to a traditional day time visit. Once the sun goes down, the museum takes on a whole new life and offers you a chance to discover the wonders of the planet without having to dodge crowds.