London’s Accessible Landmarks: Natural History Museum

There are hundreds of exhibits to see in this landmark building. Highlights include the Dinosaurs gallery, the Mammals display with the model blue whale and the Central Hall, home to the Museum’s Diplodocus skeleton.

In the Darwin Centre Cocoon you can see hundreds of specimens and look into laboratories where scientists are at work.

The Museum offers temporary exhibitions and events, including the chance to join experts in the Darwin Centre’s Attenborough Studio in discussions about science and nature.

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

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.

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Address: Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD

Telephone:+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 walk up Exhibition Road and cross Cromwell Road to locate museum.


  • The Museum is divided into 4 zones: Red Zone, Green Zone, Blue Zone and Orange Zone – Darwin Centre.
  • This venue does have its own car park. The car park is on Museum Lane, accessed off Exhibition Road. Parking is free for Blue Badge holders. The spaces in the car park must be booked in advance, via the Museum’s Security Control Room, by calling 020 7942 5888.
  • There is slope access to the Main Entrance and the Car Park.
  • There is a lift to all floors.
  • There are accessible toilets in all zones.

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