Access at South Kensington
We aim to provide a friendly, accessible environment for all our visitors and the widest possible access to our buildings, exhibitions and collections.
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Talk to us about access
All D/deaf and disabled people, and their accompanying family members and personal carers can jump the queues to enter the Museum. When you arrive, please approach a member of staff at an entrance for assistance.
For more information about accessing the Museum:
- call us on +44 (0)20 7942 5000
- email us
The Natural History Museum
London SW7 5BD
Open every day 10.00-17.50
Last entry 17.30
Closed 24-26 December
Bags and other personal items will be inspected when you enter the Museum.
Please do not bring any sharp objects including knives and scissors to the Museum, as they may be confiscated.
Find information about our opening hours, entrances and transport options.
Navigate your way with the Museum map to uncover fascinating specimens in our galleries.
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We sometimes need to close areas of the Museum. Check our latest updates.