Family Friendly – Kids of all ages just love the Natural History Museum
What’s not to like about the Natural History Museum? First thing you are faced with as you enter the museum is a huge skeleton of a Diplodocus. I defy anyone not to be impressed by that, especially a small child. The Natural History Museum is a wonderful place for a family day out. Not only does it have a huge collection of animals and fossils from all around the World, it also has interactive displays and facilities that will fascinate and interest the most difficult children. And there is a whole section (they call them Galleries) devoted to dinosaurs and this includes animated life-size models that never fail to excite the children. There is just so much to see and do that you will want to come back time after time to see the bits you missed the last time you visited. And best of all its totally free.
When you are staying in London, this museum is a must see destination. Wherever your holiday hotel in London is located, whether you are staying in a hotel in the City Centre or a B&B in the suburbs, getting to the museum could not be easier. Take a tube to South Kensington on the District and Circle Line and there is a direct tunnel from the station, under the main road to the Museum. You will probably have to queue for a short time to get in as security has become an issue for many public buildings and any bags will be checked before admission but it’s a short delay and it provides an opportunity to have a good look at the building’s façade. It is covered in sculptures of fantastic extinct creatures which the Victorian builders created. The building looks like it has been created from a set of stone coloured Lego bricks. It’s very true to say that no one would take the trouble to build anything like it today.
Plan to spend a good part of the day when you visit. There really is so much to see that you won’t see it all in one visit. The Museum also has a good restaurant at reasonable prices and two fine gift shops where you can buy a wide range of products. The Natural History Museum is one of those rare places where everyone who goes has a great time and certainly, those that have the opportunity to visit London more than once, would always visit it again and again.
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