The Natural History Museum: the cathedral of nature in London
Another jewel in a cultural crown of Albertopolis, the area centred on Exhibition Road in London, is The Natural History Museum. One hardly knows that the museum originated from a department of The British Museum, when in the 1880s its natural history collections were moved to allow for more space for the ever-growing collection. Only in 1963 it became an independent museum and got its present name in 1992.
This cathedral of nature welcomes more than 80 million specimens, the most famous of which are Diplodocus, affectionately known as Dippy, and a blue whale. Here you can marvel at Nature’s wonders absolutely for free.
Our tip for The Natural History Museum: especially recommended for family visitors, ‘Sensational Butterflies’ exhibition will get you acquainted with a fascinating world of these beautiful creatures flying around you right in the heart of London!