When my father and nephew recently visited me here in London, one of the first places on our list of things to see was the Natural History Museum which is great fun no matter if you’re five or fifty-five. Located in one of the most beautiful buildings in all of London, this museum provided us with an up close and personal experience with hundreds of interactive and exciting exhibits that both dad and my nephew thoroughly enjoyed. Let me share some of the things that appealed to us so that can make the most of your day at the Natural History Museum of London.
Your Must See List
If you have children with you, it’s very important that you visit the dinosaurs gallery where they can take a step back in time and visit these large and powerful creatures. They’ll love the realistic displays, the descriptions about a day in the life of a dinosaur, and the presentations that are almost life-like. You should also place the exhibit of mammals on your list as well; my nephew loved the model of a blue whale and the large Diplodocus skeleton which made his imagination run wild. My dad really enjoyed the Cocoon where we could gaze right into laboratories where scientists were hard at work with hundreds of interesting and intriguing specimens. If your family is like mine, they too will enjoy the interactive exhibits that are entertaining as well as informative.
For Your Culinary Desires
Seeing all of these interesting exhibits made us hungry; it was comforting to know that we didn’t have to leave the museum to grab a bite to eat and then resume our tour of the museum. We had two choices, the Deli Cafe and the Restaurant which both had fabulous food for an affordable price. The Deli served both hot and cold snacks and had plenty of space for visitors to use as they enjoyed their quick snacks. We chose the restaurant which had hand-held menus, comfortable seating, and a full service menu that included main meals as well as snacks. This suited our needs more adequately so we took a break, rested our legs, and filled our tummies here before we visited the remainder of the museum.
If you’re on a limited budget but you still want to make the most of your time in London, the Natural History Museum will be an excellent choice for you and your family. There is on-site parking, free admission to the main facility, and small charges for some of the exhibitions and events hosted by the museum. Be sure to visit the website before you go so that you can carefully plan your day and make the most of your time.
A day at the London Natural History Museum will be exciting, exhilarating, and appealing to every age group with which you may be travelling. Plan your day, wear comfortable shoes, and let the fun begin.