One of several museums located in Kensington, London, the natural History Museum is one of the largest such museums in the world, with an estimated 80 million items.
It was opened in 1881, and since then has expanded to include five main departments – paleontology, zoology, mineralogy, botany and entomology. The museum is famous for its dinosaurs, and other highlights include a piece of rock from Mars, the skeleton of a 75 feet long blue whale and a huge insect collection.
There are several places to eat, a large gift shop and the museum also hosts a program of after dark events.Places nearby:
Science Museum of London: Cyber Security and Beyond 0 km / 0 mi
View Art Treasures at the National Gallery 3 km / 2 mi
ZSL London Zoo 4 km / 2 mi
The Museum of London: 2,000 Years of History 6 km / 3 mi
The Monument: Remembering the Great Fire 6 km / 4 mi