Charles Darwin,

History Museum in London is a Natural Choice

Natural History Museum, London
Charles Darwin,


So much to see here.

We went as part of my sons Birthday present. Read our London trip blog.

It will be busy but just walk around taking in everything that you can. Explore every room.

Split into zones, I have noted the kind of things you may expect to find. Please note that museums always change so check their website for up to date info.  

  • Earth Lab
  • Earth’s Treasury
  • Lasting Impressions
  • Restless Surface
  • From the Beginning
  • Volcanoes and Earthquakes
  • Visions of Earth
  • The Waterhouse Gallery (temporary exhibition space)

Green zone

  • Birds
  • Creepy Crawlies
  • Ecology
  • Fossil Marine Reptiles
  • Giant Sequoia and Hintze Hall (formerly the Central Hall)
  • Minerals
  • The Vault
  • Investigate

Blue zone

  1. Dinosaurs
  2. Fish, Amphibians and Reptiles
  3. Human Biology
  4. Images of Nature
  5. Marine Invertebrates
  6. Mammals
  7. Mammals (Blue whale)
  8. Treasures in the Cadogan Gallery


Orange zone

  • Wildlife Garden
  • Darwin Centre

On hot days, (like the one we visited on) take drinks and wear loose cooling clothing. Be warned, it gets very hot inside.



rare gems, gold, diamonds,
emerald, ruby,


We walked into a large, “Indiana Jones” professor type room, filled with glass cabinets. Each cabinet contained minerals, rare gems, fools gold and much more!

“WOW!! This is my favourite room Dad!” whispered George as he disappeared, rushing from cabinet to cabinet.

He pushed his face up against the glass and peered inside. Steamed the glass up and then ran to the next one.

“Here, take some pictures, George.” I said holding my phone out to him.


George ran from cabinet to cabinet, taking pictures of every single item, from various angles. By the time we got to the other side of the room, my phone memory was completely full!

“Brilliant! Your quite the photographer.” I commented, sarcastically.

We spent some time looking around before deciding to head home. We found our way back to the underground station and got ready to step aboard the train.

George stopped me,

“Thanks for today, Dad. It was really good. We’ll have to do it again sometime!” he said.

I smiled, “Sure. Anyway what was your best part?” I simply had to ask that age old question.

The answer to this is in my London trip blog. If you’re that bothered, take a look!

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