The Natural History Museum is open daily from 10:00 AM to 5:50 PM, with the last entry at 5:30 PM.
The museum is closed from 24 to 26 December.
The best time to visit the Natural History Museum and avoid crowds is early in the morning on weekdays.
Plan on setting aside at least three hours to enjoy all exhibits fully.
Admire the beauty of nature. Located in the magnificent building in South Kensington, the world-famous Natural History Museum offers an incredible experience. Feel like a true explorer while discovering the natural world through a breathtaking collection of over 80 million biological specimens.
Explore mind-blowing exhibits. Witness the history of our planet and marvel at its wonders while walking through interactive exhibitions across four major zones. Meet T-Rex, the full-sized animatronic model of a frightening dinosaur, and observe a 128-year-old blue whale skeleton soaring in the museum's hall in the Blue Zone.
Admire a beautiful collection of treasures in the Vault and learn more about birds in the Green Zone. Discover more about the Earth's structure and history in the Red Zone. Visit the Orange Zone to peacefully explore the Wildlife Garden and see the unique spirit collection.
Discover the wonders of the Earth at one of the world's most iconic museums with the self-guided audio tour Natural History Museum in London: Explore our Beautiful Planet. With the informative in-app tour, you can easily navigate and make the most of your visit. No need to worry about admission: free tickets are already included.
Admission to the Natural History Museum is free. The museum encourages visitors to book free timed-entry tickets in advance.
The Natural History Museum is one of the world's most visited museums, so it is better to book tickets in advance. Save time and secure your spot — reserve tickets on our website while booking the self-guided audio tour.
You can book the Natural History Museum tickets until the end of the current season. We recommend booking on our website, where you can get the self-guided audio tour to get the most out of your visit.