Natural History Museum

Different places have different stories behind them, and they provide a lot of interesting lessons that are significant to the present life. Today, listening to history classes bore people, and the best way to reverse that is to go to museums.

The Natural History Museum in London is famous for its displays of volumes of exhibits that relate to taxonomy and biodiversity. Originally known as the British Museum, it is one of the three famous museums located on Exhibition Road in South Kensington.

Natural History Museum started when an Ulster doctor Sir Hans Sloane planned to collect specimens such as dried plants, animals, and human skeletons in his house in Montagu House, Bloomsbury. 

A lot of Sloane’s collection disappeared, and the Treasury did not give his successors any additional specimens. Throughout history, a lot of people had become an important part of the museum’s development.

Today, different specimens are displayed in the museum. Learning is easy inside the museum, and you can see and understand how important earth and life science are in the ecosystem from then and now.

The museum is rich in animal skeletons such as a blue whale named “Hope”, a 105-foot replica of a Diplodocus Carnegie named “Dippy”, River Thames whale and Dinocochlea, one of paleontology’s greatest mysteries.

The museum is home to many galleries and four different Zones – Red, Green, Blue and Orange. The Red Zone is a gallery that focuses on the changing history of the Earth and inside, there is Earth’s Treasury that shows specimens of Earth minerals and precious stones. 

Green Zone is home to birds, creepy crawlers, fossils from Britain and fossils of marine reptiles. The Blue Zone is home to dinosaurs, fish, reptiles, and amphibians. It also contains collections about Human Biology and marine invertebrates. 

The last zone is the Orange Zone. It is the home of the wildlife garden and Darwin center. Here, you can see how the famous Charles Darwin formulated the theory of evolution.

Natural History Museum is home to almost 80 million specimens from five different branches of science: Paleontology, Mineralogy, Zoology, Entomology, and Botany.

Like any other museum, entry to the Natural History Museum is free, but other exhibitions and events require fees. The price range is from $12 to $15 for adults. Children from 3 years old to 12 are charged $5 to $7 and 2 years old and younger kids are free. Senior citizens, students, and youth from ages 13 to 17 need to pay $9 to $12.

Natural History Museum is located at Cromwell Rd, South Kensington, London SW7 5BD, United Kingdom, and it opens daily at 10 am and closes at 5:50 pm. 

There is a lot of different things to do inside the museum. Fortunately, there is a hotel that is close to it. Park City Grand Plaza Kensington Hotel is just a short walk away from the Natural History Museum. 

The distance from the hotel to the museum is just .9 km, so walking is an excellent choice to go. It is both convenient and healthy.