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Plan your visit to the Natural History Museum in London, or our sister site 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 3 May

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Tickets

Book a free ticket or become a Member for guaranteed entry. 

Tickets are currently available for visits up to 1 December.

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 has step-free access. what3words: ///chose.wonderfully.star

    Exhibition Road: This entrance is open and has step-free access. 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 Exhibition Road. It services the District and Circle lines. Piccadilly line trains will not stop here until spring 2022. 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. Follow Transport for London's Coronavirus safe travel guidance

    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

Explore the natural world in all its fragility and diversity at the annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, where 100 powerful photographs tell the story of a planet under pressure.

Open until 5 June

Members, Patrons and Corporate Supporters do not need to book and have priority access.

Dippy Returns: The nation's favourite dinosaur

Dippy is back for a short visit. Experience Dippy's memories of nature throughout the UK and see how different communities are connecting with it.

Opens 27 May

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

The Natural History Museum is a charity which relies on your support. And the Museum's role is now more important than ever. Our scientists are uncovering answers to big issues facing humanity and the planet, and together, we can tackle these challenges.

So if you could help us with a donation - no matter the size - we'd greatly appreciate it. Thank you.