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Natural History Museum

London, England

London is a huge metropolis that perfectly balances history, culture and the arts. The Natural History Museum is a large history museum showcasing life and earth sciences.

The Natural History Museum contains over 80 million items over five main collections: Botany, Entomology, Paleontology, Zoology and mineralogy. It opened in 1881 and was obtained from a collection by Hans Sloane, an English naturalist physician. His original collection, consisting of dried plants and skeletons, was first added to the British Museum until the Natural History Museum was made. 

The museum contains many fossils and dinosaur skeletons, rocks and minerals, and taxonomy. The main hall once featured Dippy, a 32 meter (105-foot) long Diplodocus carnegii skeleton, but that has since been replaced with an equally impressive blue whale skeleton. Some of the museums most popular galleries include Earth Lab, Birds, Fossil Marine Reptiles, Minerals, Dinosaurs, Mammals, and the Wildlife Garden.

Visit the Natural History Museum’s official website to help plan your visit!

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