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The museum Central Hall and Diplodocus Animated Dinosaur exhibit The Dinosaurs hall
The Natural History Museum was originally part of the British Museum, but due to the large and ever expanding collection of natural history specimens, a new building was constructed in 1881. This was purpose built to house the nations natural history collections and was designed by Alfred Waterhouse and guided by the eminent scientist Richard Owen, superintendent of the British Museums natural history departments. Today it is one of the greatest and most popular museums in London.NHM Entrance

On entering the building from Cromwell road you find yourself in the imposing Central Hall dominated by the famous Diplodocus skeleton and with an exquisitely painted ceiling and carved fauna details. The museum has moved with the times and combines state of the art interactive techniques alongside more traditional displays to explore the history of life on earth. The explosion of interest in Dinosaurs following films like Jurassic Park must have given the museum a boost in popularity and introduced it to a whole new generation of children.Mammals (blue Whale) hall

The Museum is divided into two main areas, the Life Galleries and the Earth Galleries. The Life Galleries are sub divided into various display areas including Dinosaurs, Ecology, Human Biology, Mammals, Primates, Reptiles and Fish, 'Creepy Crawlies' and the Origin of Species. While the Earth Galleries focus on the geological history of the Earth and the Solar System including a walk through rotating globe and a simulated earthquake and volcanic eruption. In addition there is the Wildlife Garden and varying Temporary Exhibitions.

The Natural History Museum is one of Londons premier museums and will provide a days entertainment as well as education for the whole family, it is situated in Cromwell Road, South Kensington SW7.
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A Bat Eared Fox Bird Eggs The Earth Hall