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Natural History Museum, London

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Contact: +44 20 7942 5000/+44 20 7942 5011
Open Hours: Daily 10a-5:50p, last admission 5:30p
Explore the natural history of the planet Earth from the prehistoric era to the present day at one of London's most visited museums. In 1881, the Natural History Museum moved to its present venue. Designed by Alfred Waterhouse, this building is now one of London's most beautiful and most recognized museums. The halls house more than 300 years worth of collections, with over 68 million specimens. Broadly divided into Life and Earth galleries, the museum provides much more than can be seen in a day, and your feet will get tired before your brain does. Let your kids run wild among dinosaur skeletons, erupting volcanoes and life size constructs of blue whales - it's unlikely they'll ever forget their first visit here.