Natural History Museum at Exhibition Road, South Kensington

National history museum london
National history museum london


National history museum london


National history museum london



The Natural History Museum


One of the three of the large museums on Exhibition Road in South Kensington, London (aside from the Science Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum), Natural History Museum is home to 70 million specimens within five main collections: Botany, Entomology, Mineralogy, Paleontology and Zoology.

This Department for Culture, Media and Sport-sponsored museum specializes in taxonomy,

identification and conservation.

Among the popular artifacts in the museum are those of dinosaur skeletons, and ornate architecture. Opened in 1881, the Natural History Museumís original pieces include the landmark Alfred Waterhouse building that was incorporated the Geological Museum. Famous specimens collected by Charles Darwin are also being showcased in the museum. This museum was formerly a part of the British Museum.

The Geological Museum was absorbed by the Natural History Museum in 1986, which is famous for exhibitions such as the active volcano model and earthquake machine, and the world's first computer-enhanced exhibition (Treasures of the Earth).

In 1996, the Earth Galleries, The Life galleries and Mineralogy displays were re-launched. There is also a star geological exhibits displayed within the walls.

The list of galleries in the Natural History Museum is the following: Red Zone (Earth Lab, Restless Surface, The Power within etc), Green Zone (Ecology, Plant Power, and Fossil Marine Reptiles etc.), Blue Zone (Dinosaurs, Human Biology, Mammals etc.) and Orange Zone (Wildlife Garden and Darwin Centre). Other popular museums are the Louvre Museum in Paris and the Metropolitan Museum of Art

in New York.