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Plan your visit to the Natural History Museum in London, or our Museum in Tring, Hertfordshire.

Welcome to the Natural History Museum at South Kensington

Open Monday-Sunday
10.00-17.50 (last entry 17.30)
Closed 24-26 December

Last updated 10 November

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Tickets

Book your free Museum entry ticket, or become a Member for priority access. 

Tickets are currently available for visits up to 31 March 2023.

Members, Patrons and Corporate Supporters

Members, Patrons and Corporate Supporters do not need to book general admission or exhibition tickets. Arrive at any time and you will have priority access.

Members enjoy free entry to all exhibitions, priority access and exclusive events.

Plan your visit

  • Getting here

    Entrances

    Cromwell Road main entrance: This entrance is open and is accessible via the gates at the front of the Museum. It has step-free access with a ramp. what3words: ///chose.wonderfully.star

    Exhibition Road: This entrance is open but not step free. There is a lift from the entrance lobby to the galleries. what3words: ///limit.take.admits

    Transportation

    By Tube

    The nearest Tube station is South Kensington, about a five-minute walk from the Museum's main entrance on Cromwell Road. Piccadilly, District and Circle line trains stop at South Kensington. This station is not step-free.

    Gloucester Road station is about a 12-minute walk from the main entrance on Cromwell Road. It services the Piccadilly, District and Circle lines. This station has a lift but is not step-free.

    Use the Transport for London Journey Planner to find the quickest route to the Museum. 

    By bus

    Several bus routes stop near the Museum. Visit Transport for London's website for details.

    By bicycle

    There are cycle racks on Exhibition Road. The nearest Santander Cycles docking stations are on Exhibition Road and on Thurloe Place, near South Kensington Tube station.

    By coach

    For groups travelling by coach, the drop-off point is outside the main entrance on Cromwell Road.

    By car

    We do not have parking facilities on-site and parking around the Museum is limited.

    Disabled parking

    We have a very limited number of parking spaces on site for Blue Badge holders. Availability cannot be guaranteed. Please book in advance by calling us on +44 (0)20 7942 5000. You can access these spaces via Queen's Gate, SW7 5HD, to the west of the Museum.

    There are also twelve Blue Badge parking spaces on Exhibition Road. These spaces are managed by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and cannot be booked in advance. You can park there for four hours between 8.30 and 18.30. Find out more on the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea's website.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Nature like you've never seen it before.

Discover the natural world in all its wonder and diversity at the newly redesigned Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, where 100 remarkable photographs illustrate the precious beauty of our planet.

Now open

Titanosaur: Life as the Biggest Dinosaur

Step into the world of the magnificent titanosaur Patagotitan mayorum - one of the largest creatures to have ever walked the earth. 

You’ll learn how Patagotitan mayorum stayed safe, found food and kept cool as you follow its journey from tiny egg to towering head and shoulders above other Cretaceous critters. 

New exhibition opens 31 March

Looking for inspiration on what to see?

Whether you're visiting for the first time or the fiftieth, discover what you can see and do in our free galleries, and where you can eat, drink and shop.

We need your help

Protecting people and the planet is vital. That's why we're working hard to inspire learning and provide hope. But we can't do it without your help.

As a charity, we rely on your donations - big and small - and greatly appreciate your support. Together, we can create a future where people and planet thrive. Thank you.