Natural History Museum London

The next stop on your museum tour should be the Natural History Museum London. This museum is located on Cromwell Road, and is considered a world-renowned research center in several disciplines. The museum is home to many collections, specimens, and exhibits. You will not have to worry about breaking the bank with a visit to the Natural History Museum London because admission is absolutely free!

One of the major specimens on display when you first enter the museum is the replica of the Diplodocus carnegii skeleton in the central hall. This exhibit is affectionately known as "Dippy". This is what's called a sauropod dinosaur, which is the famous plant-eating dinosaur with the long neck.

This dinosaur is so famous around the world; it has become a sort of mascot for the Natural History Museum London. You can also take in dinosaurs such as T-Rex, Triceratops, and Baryonyx. Dippy is just one of many dinosaur exhibits that will dazzle both children and adults alike!

Another major exhibit on display in the amazing Darwin Centre at the museum is "Archie". Archie is a giant squid that was caught of the coast of the Falkland Islands in March 2004. This giant squid specimen is over 28 feet long! What makes this giant squid specimen so special is that it was caught alive and is almost complete. This makes Archie very important to the Natural History Museum and science. This is one of the amazing exhibits you will see at the Darwin Centre, a more recent addition to the museum.

Even though the Darwin Centre at the museum is a place where many of Charles Darwin's specimens are on display, the centre is so much more. You can see various scientists of different disciplines dealing with real science in the centre! You can learn about the millions of plant and insect specimens that are housed here.

You can also experience the state of the art Cocoon building. Inside this building are virtual guides who appear on screens and inform you on many of the exhibits during your visit. You can also discover hundreds of specimens from giant tarantulas to huge plants! There are also numerous hands-on inter-active activities you can take part in at the Cocoon building. Many of its displays invite you to touch and explore them!

Another amazing aspect of the Darwin Centre is the Attenborough Studio. The Attenborough Studio is a high-tech audio-visual venue for exciting events, spectacular shows and fascinating films about all aspects of life on Earth and scientific discovery. The Attenborough Studio is named after naturalist and television presenter, David Attenborough. His many documentaries include the BBC's Blue Planet, Planet Earth, and Life series.

The Attenborough Studio holds events that include meeting and discussing science with real life scientists. It also includes several wonderful films shot by the BBC's Natural History Unit. The films' topics range from the evolution of life on Earth, behind the scenes of nature documentaries, and David Attenborough himself!

Everything mentioned barely scratches the surce of the History Museum. Your discoveries at the museum will be endless! You will discover that history and science are about exploring, and asking questions about the world in which we live. These exhibits and specimens tell us so much about ourselves and the world around us. Prepare to be dazzled and amazed when you visit the Natural History Museum London!

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