Both a research institution and a fabulous museum, the NHM opened in Alfred Waterhouse’s purpose-built Romanesque palazzo on the Cromwell Road in 1881. Now joined by the splendid Darwin Centre extension, the original building still looks quite magnificent. The pale blue and terracotta façade just about prepares you for the natural wonders within.
Natural History Museum
Daily: 10:00 – 17:50 (last admission 17:00)
Free (permanent collection); admission charge applies for some temporary exhibitions
Cromwell Road London SW7 5BD
By Tube (Subway)
The nearest Tube station is South Kensington on the District, Piccadilly and Circle lines. The station is approximately five minutes’ walk from the Museum.
Use the Transport for London Journey Planner to find the quickest route to the Museum.
Routes 14, 49, 70, 74, 345, 360, 414, 430 and C1 stop close to the Museum.
+44 (0)20 7942 5511 /customer service/