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The Natural History Museum

Kensington, Greater London, England

  • Children enjoying the Dino Snores experience at the iconic The Natural History Museum
  • Children discovering new and wonderful things through a telescope at The Natural History Museum
  • The remarkable Sophie the Stegosaurus at The Natural History Museum

Attraction Information

  • Museums and Art Galleries icon Museums and Art Galleries

Suitable for ages: Babies and Toddlers (0-3), Young Children (4-8) and Older Children (9-12)

Venue type: Indoor

Dinosaurs, volcanoes, precious gems, creepy crawlies: as a visitor to the Natural History Museum, you will be amazed by the diversity of our natural world.

The Museum is not only home to the nation's finest collection of natural history specimens but is also one of the UK's top attractions, with over 70 million plants, animals, fossils, rocks and minerals.

Highlights include: exploring the Dinosaurs gallery, with its animatronic T-Rex; travelling through a giant suspended globe; being a scientist in the Investigate Centre, a hands-on education space where you can examine hundreds of real natural history specimens.

Pick up a passport, grab your binoculars and put on your backpack to become an explorer at the Natural History Museum. Filled with pens, paper, games and activities for families with children under seven, these backpacks help you navigate and explore the galleries at the Museum. Choose from themes including birds, mammals, oceans, primates and monsters.

Take a free behind-the-scenes tour which includes a visit to one of the Museum's largest specimens, a giant squid. Tours last about 45 minutes. Numbers are limited, so please book at the information desk in the Central Hall on arrival. Children must be accompanied by an adult, and the tours are not suitable for children under 8. Up to eight tours run daily, taking up to 7 people.

(Images copyright: Trustees of the NHM, London)


  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Onsite Shop Onsite Shop
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Parking Available Nearby Parking Available Nearby
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


Cromwell Road, Kensington, Greater London, SW7 5BD, England


Click here to visit The Natural History Museum's website
0207 9425000

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Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:50

Closed 24th - 26th December.


Free admission

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Eating information

Restaurants and cafes serving hot and cold dishes and snacks. Also picnic area where people can bring their own food, if the weather is good the front lawn is also available.


Toilet facilities are available throughout the museum and are clearly sign posted. There are baby changing facilities and small toilets.

Gift shop

There are 3 shops (Main shop, Earth Shop and Dino Shop). Products available to buy include books, jewellery, toys, t'shirts, souvenirs, china.

Baby food facilities

There is a bottle warming facility.


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