Natural History Museum
The National History Museum is the house of over 70 million specimens of the earth and life sciences. There are five main categories of Museum items, namely Botany, Mineralogy, Entomology, Zoology and Palaeontology. Situated on Exhibition Road in South Kensington, London, it forms part of a trio of national museums along with the 'Victoria and Albert' Museum and the 'Science Museum'.
The Museum is heralded as one of the most prestigious centers of research on subjects such as taxonomy, “the identification of biological organisms” and there is also a large focus on research along the avenue of conservation of the natural world. Given the large age of the institution, it is home to collections of many famous historical researchers such as the famed father of evolution, and author of 'on the Origin of Species', Charles Darwin.
Visitors will be in awe of the museums most famous exhibit; its collection of fossilised dinosaur skeletons and remains. This includes the famed large Diplodocus cast which looms over the vaulted arched central hall - sometimes called the 'Cathedral of Nature'.
As with all other public national museums, admission to the National History Museum is free for people of all ages.