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Our main entrance is on Cromwell Road, just five minutes' walk from South Kensington Tube station.
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Meet experts, handle specimens and see what goes on behind the scenes.
The Museum holds 80 million specimens of which 10 million are beetles.
About 10 million of the Museums specimens are beetles.
The Museum holds one of the worlds largest and most heavily consulted scientific bird collections.
Take a geology tour in London between two of its imposing Cathedrals.
Founded in the Anglo-Saxon period, the architecture of Peterborough Cathedral is mainly Norman.
Comparative anatomy is one of the oldest disciplines in biology.
Learn more about corals and the latest ground-breaking research at this special event.
With so many specimens to look after, the Museum must ensure they are kept in the best possible conditions.
Naturalist and conservationist Matthew Oates has devoted his life entirely to butterflies.
Join the Quekett Microscopical Club for an introduction to microscopes.
Learn about the Museums taxonomic work with butterflies.
See this awe-inspiring exhibition of photography before it closes on 30 August.
This year is the bicentenary of the publication of William Smiths 1815 geological map.
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