Natural History Museum

Do you remember going to the Natural History Museum on a school coach too many years ago to count?

I do!

I remember the impressive dinosaur skeletons, the huge blue whale and spending my pocket-money in the shop.

The question is – has it changed?

Yes, but don’t worry, the dinosaurs and blue whale are still there!

Personally I think the Natural History Museum is one of the most beautiful buildings in London.  The only downside of its position is there is no parking.  It is easy to get to on the tube or by bus though.

We arrived at 10am and didn’t queue at all, but I have seen the queue circling around the building before now so I advise to get there early.

Natural History Museum

Isaac and Eliza were very excited to see “Dippy”, the famous Diplodocus replica skeleton that greets you as you walk into the Central Hall.


As you would expect, the Museum is packed full of weird and wonderful creatures to see.  Eliza and Isaac were in their element looking at bugs but it was Kian that got the most out of the visit as he is the right age to really take in the exhibits.

Natural History Museum

Where the Natural History really came alive for Isaac and Eliza was at the interactive exhibits.  Isaac listened to sounds of the earth and underwater, whilst Eliza compared her weight with other animals.

Natural History Museum

There was one exhibit that Isaac is still talking about now and is desperate to re-visit – The Volcano’s and Earthquakes Zone!

They loved exploring the world of volcano’s but the best bit was where you can actually feel the ground shake under your feet when you enter the Kobe Supermarket earthquake machine.

Natural History Museum

It was then on to explore the wonderful world around us.  The kids found a whole section on Dorset, where we live and spent ages talking to a lady about fossil hunting and the sharks teeth fossils she let them hold.

Natural History Museum

There is a lot to see in the Natural History Museum, however, it is a long walk and much of it is boring for the little ones.  Isaac and Eliza prefer animals in the zoo, but it is great for teaching kids about the world around them and we will definitely bring them back when they are a bit older.  Plus apart from some exhibits, it’s completely free!

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Next up – The Science Museum!

17 thoughts on “Natural History Museum

  1. Ive never been,but I love things and places like that. Definitely on the list of things to do when kids are a bit older!

  2. We love the Natural History museum and the Science museum next door even more x x
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  3. I have never been to the natural history museum, but I would love to go! It looks like a great place to visit and a fun place for the children.
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  4. I remember going on a school trip to London and visiting the National History Museum. BUT the best bit of being in London that day was being on the bus in front of the hospital as Princess Diana took Prince William home – their cavalcade came right past the bus!
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  5. This is one of the boys favorite places in London. I do wish we had something as good Oop North
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  6. I love that place ,went about 5 years back was amazing .x
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  7. Julie says:

    I remember going but I don’t actually remember much about it tbh. I had no interest in history as a kid, but I do now so would love to visit it now I can appreciate our history x
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  8. Jo Bryan says:

    Oh I love the museums in London, glad to note you are reviewing the Science Museum next. Like you the towering dinosaur skeletons are a lasting memory and its good to see lots more improvements and interactive displays for children. Glad it is now free admission as they did start to charge, but you could state then that, you were entitle to visit for free, a little known fact.
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  9. Pinkoddy says:

    It is amazing how much it’s changed. It’s fantastic, loving your photos.
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  10. Looks great. I loved it as a kid. Im looking forward to reliving some of these place through the eyes of my children as they grow…
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  11. We were really impressed with it when we visited recently – I’ve linked Dorothy’s review 🙂
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  12. Michelle says:

    We love the Natural History Museum – haven’t been for years though – although, the main exhibits really don’t change much over time! I’m so glad for that though, since there are so many things we love about it – Dippy, the huge blue whale, the giant sequoia at the top of the stairs… it’s such a fab day out
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  13. I have never been, it looks worth a trip though x
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  14. Spencer Broadley says:

    I remember going on a school trip from Yorkshire many moons ago. Of most interest to many of us was the joke shop opposite – I wonder if it’s still there!!!

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