ViatorGuided tour of the Natual History Museum A visit to the Natural History Museum normally takes around 3 hours, but this small-group guided tour will save you time by focusing on the must-see exhibits
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You've probably heard that Dippy the Diplodocus has disappeared from the entrance hall of the Natural History Museum now. He's been replaced by a swooping skeleton of a whale, who dives down at you from the roof.
The Natural History Museum also has an exhibition about whales called Beneath The Surface, all about the extraordinary life of whales, dolphins and porpoises.
You'll travel back 50 million years to the beginning of their evolution and learn how they've adapted to their underwater environments. You'll also see how similar they to us -- they are very sociable animals, and can communicate over vast distances.
It includes more than 100 specimens from the museum's collection, from the bones of a blue whale down to a tiny harbour porpoise.
Craig’s review of Natural History Museum – “If you hate noisy kids then trust me: this isn't the museum for you. Because it's absolutely full of them. They're not the type who hold their daddy's hand and ask their mum for permission to speak. They're the school party type. They come in army-like battalions of thirty of more, all moving through the rooms like they're on a forced march through the Fens. But anyw… continued”
Private tour of the Churchill War Rooms – Every day – Enjoy a private tour of the Churchill War Rooms, and experience Winston Churchill's wartime bunker from behind the glass.
Victorian surgery at the Old Operating Theatre – Every Sat – Enjoy a demonstration of 19th-century surgery, held in the confines of the Old Operating Theatre at St Thomas's Hospital.
If you enjoy Natural History Museum then you might like to visit Hunterian Museum (catch the train from South Kensington to Hunterian Museum), London Zoo (catch the train from South Kensington to London Zoo) and Science Museum (you can walk there in less than 1 min)
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