London’s Museum of Natural History

Last Wednesday we took the train to Victoria Station and walked all the way down to the Museum of Natural History.  It was a chilly day, but sunny and clear.  On a middle-of-the-week day, the week before the mid-term holiday, it was not terribly crowded.  And since it’s free (!), a very good value.  (But then we ended up spending a whole bunch on lunch and snacks, and of course our dino-paraphernalia from the gift shop…)

Below is the great hall with the mascot of the museum in the center: “Dippy” the Diplodocus.  What an amazing building, and some amazing collections as well!  The kids were so excited to go to the museum “with the skeletons”, and ooh-ed and ah-ed over all the fossils and dinosaur/whale/bear skeletons for the whole afternoon.



Some highlights:

Dinosaurs and Fossils

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The life-sized animatronic T-Rex!
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A blue whale:
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A giant squid:

A really beautiful shell:

A really big sloth!:

A very happy girl:

And a great day out was had by all.

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