Located just steps away from CAPA, the Natural History Museum is the perfect destination for history and science buffs alike.
The most interesting exhibits are without a doubt the dinosaurs and The Vault, a room dedicated to some of the world’s most valuable and rare precious gems. Other highlights include the Red Zone, a natural sculpture of Earth that features an earthquake simulator, and the “Earth Today and Tomorrow”, whose sobering display of sustainability facts will have you rethinking your current standard of living.
A lot of the museum is geared toward children, ultimately one of its downfalls. Skip some of the mammal displays if you want to avoid the masses of children running about.
If the fact that the museum is free doesn’t tempt you, at least take a peek at the grandiose façade, which dates back to 1880.
Location: Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, UK.
Closest Tube Stop: South Kensington
Hours: Monday to Sunday: 10:00 – 17:50
For more information on the museum and upcoming exhibits, visit the Natural History Museum’s website.
– Caitlin Sole