The Natural History Museum Museums

The Natural History Museum
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road
Greater London


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The Natural History Museum traces its roots to the middle of the eighteenth century with the establishment of the British Museum in Bloomsbury. The British Museum housed the collection of Sir Hans Sloane (1660-1753), a prominent London physician and collector. Sloane's collection was extremely varied, including everything from dried snake skins from the West Indies, 338 volumes of dried plants, animal and human skeletons, to artefacts from the ancient world.

Today, it houses a massive collection of natural history items of interest, including galleries about dinosaurs, biodiversity, Earth and the solar system, insects, mammals and birds, and plants.

Attraction Details

VenueThe Natural History Museum
AddressNatural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, Greater London, SW7 5BD
Opening times10am - 5.50pm
Entry costs
Attraction typeMuseums


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