Must have to see, regardless how old are you. Unfortunately picures can not reflect all the variety of exhibition and actually, there is no need for it – they say National history museum has more than 70 millions of showpieces on botany, zoology, mineralogy and paleontology!
I tried to shoot as less pictures as I could, to keep only best shots however, I made around 50 photos. Hopefully I can visit this place again at some time to explore it better and read all the signs without a rush. It was very interesting to read some of biological terms which I never seen before and try to understand what does it mean from the context or making an analogy with Russian language. Admission is free. There is a separate walkway right to the museum from South Kensington subway which is very convenient. Before I entered main entrance, I had to wait in a queue for about 5-6 minutes. It’s funny but when I asked people in front of me (like, for example some parents with kids) is that usual situation or it is just because today is Sunday, they answer… I don’t know, it is the first time I came here! 🙂 Anyway, everyone is amazed by museum. In the first, National History Museum is located in a very beautiful old building; secondly, it has enormous variety of showpieces (you can touch some of them); third, all exibitions are well planned and organised; fourthly, it is very comfortable inside (cafees, toilets, drinking stations, benches for those who tired to walk etc); in the fifth, it has heaps of interactive showpieces (mechanical and electronic) for the little ones and of course some of the exhibitions have unbelivable sound and visual effects. When I was walking there, I was thinking that it somehow reminds me about a bigger and larger version of Te Papa Tongarewa musem in Wellington, New Zealand where I ve’been 3 years ago. I think it’s time to go there as well. Do I still have friends in Wellington? 🙂
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