London is famous for its several unique characteristics for travellers around the world. From parks, to the royal family, to shopping to monuments and rich history and culture, London has it all. But one of the most amusing and impressive things about London is its many significant museums, most of which are free for locals and tourists around the world. It is such a lovely offering from the city to make these amazing museums loaded with knowledge and learning. To explore this museum and the others in central London museums it’s advisable to book a hotel in central London. So when booking you should look for London hotels with discounts.
Most of London’s museums are located in the heart of the city, so to easily explore these you can book yourself a stay at the Park Avenue Bayswater Hotel.
The most sought after and one of the most popular museums to see in London is the Natural History museums. And again it is free for the public to visit and explore except for some paid exhibits or events that take place in the museum.
The most efficient way to explore this museum and all its displays and galleries is discussed in detail below. Before you start exploring you can enjoy a hearty British breakfast at one of London’s hotels.
The museum is open Monday to Friday from 10am to 6pm. You need at least four hours to extensively explore the museum and see all of its natural galleries. It is home to more than 70 million specimens and more being added each year making it the only museum all over the world that has the largest collection of natural things. No surprise the museum attracts more than five million visitors each year.
The museum is divided into four coloured zones to categorise different topics and subjects. You can explore the zone that interests you the most.
The Green zone: Displays and exhibits about insects, birds, fossils and minerals.
The Red zone: Here you will find more knowledge and focus on our planet Earth, other planets, the universe, evolution of humans, studies about volcanoes and earthquakes and more.
The Blue Zone: This zone, a popular one amongst kids as it covers everything from dinosaurs, amphibians, mammals, reptiles and the marine invertebrates.
The Orange Zone: This exclusive zone opens its doors only between April and October. Here they lead you through the Wildlife Garden.
Other important things to do and see while exploring the Natural History Museum include Dippy the Diplodocus skeleton (which hangs in the Central Hall), the first T. Rex fossil ever discovered, the Wold Cottage meteorite- the oldest item in the museum (which is 4.6 billion years old ), the most valuable archaeopteryx fossil, a 14,700-year-old cup made from a human skull, the largest gold nugget in the world, the 1st edition of Charles Darwins’ Origin of Species, the Pompeii casts of a man and dog, the Aurora Collection, an earthquake simulator in the Earthquake Room where you can get a real life earthquake experience.
All this and more you can explore from booking hotels near Queensway.