National History Museum is a landmark feature of London, and one with its pillars firmly anchored on educational entertainment and leisure. Offering state-of-the-art exhibitions, the natural history museum hosts over 80 million distinctive items among them earth and life science specimens. The specimens under exhibition are collected in five categories namely zoology, mineralogy, entomology, botany and paleontology.
What however makes it a premier tourist destination in London today, are not the wide range of specimens, but the interactive exhibitions. The museum has adapted defined itself as uniquely technology empowered, featuring some of the latest and most advanced display technology in modern museums. Whether in guided or self-guided tours, visitors have at their disposal complementing knowledge from numerous sources at a go. The museum hosts 36 different galleries with free public access clearly captivated for directions in the museum map. Once visitors get the map at the entrance, again free, they can plan their routes throughout the expansive museum.
Remarkably, you will also come across numerous high-end laboratories as some of the most distinguished scientists in Europe continue with their research oblivious of your presence. Do not forget the Dinosaurs gallery or the world-class collection of live birds and animals at the Tring. These too are a part of the exhibitions that will redefine your experience t be exceptional.
The museum also hosts a reputable restaurant and several cafes to avail drinks and fresh meals while visiting. Before you go, make at stop at the gift shop, or any of the museum shops and take with you a memorabilia before you visit London again. The main frontage for the Natural History Museum is on Cromwell Road, though with two other sub-museums, namely Victoria and Albert Museum and Science Museum also located within London. You can access the main Museum from any of the two entrances, one at the Queen’s Gate and the other on Exhibition Road.