Nearest station to Natural History Museum

South Kensington station

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The nearest train station to Natural History Museum is South Kensington
South Kensington is in fare zone 1 and connects with these Underground lines:

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Train fares from South Kensington

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Adult train fares in London
South Kensington is in fare zone 1 Cash Oyster & Contactless
Single Single Daily cap
Peak Off-peak Peak Off-peak
Zone 1 only £4.90 £2.40 £2.40 £7 £7
Zones 1-2 £4.90 £2.90 £2.40 £7 £7
Zones 1-3 £4.90 £3.30 £2.80 £8.20 £8.20
Zones 1-4 £5.90 £3.90 £2.80 £10.10 £10.10
Zones 1-5 £5.90 £4.70 £3.10 £12 £12
Zones 1-6 £6 £5.10 £3.10 £12.80 £12.80
Zones 1-7 £7.40 £5.60 £4 £14 £12.90
Zones 1-8 £8.50 £6.90 £4 £16.50 £12.90
Zones 1-9 £8.50 £7 £4.10 £18.30 £12.90
Travelcards
1-Day Weekly Monthly
Anytime Off-peak
Zones 1-4 £13.10 n/a £50.50 £194
Zones 1-6 £18.60 £13.10 £64.20 £246.60
Zones 1-9 £23.50 £13.90 £91.50 £351.40

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Anytime, peak and off-peak? For Oyster, Visitor Oyster and contactless off-peak is outside the hours of 6.30-9.30 AM and 4-7 PM (Mon-Fri). For travelcards off-peak is any time after 9.30 AM (Mon-Fri). Weekends and public holidays are always off-peak. Fares are based on what time your journey begins

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  • bobby – “When you've got some children in tow, one of the best days out is to take them to the the science museum (perfect for kids!) And the natural history museum, which is literally next door to the science museum. As soon as you walk through the door and see the towering bones of the dinosaur glaring down at you know that it will be good. There was a long queue to enter the dinosaur section after that, but it worth it to see the moving robotic t rex. It is like something out of the movie jurassic park! I personally enjoyed the minerals, gemstones and rocks exhibition the best, although I dont think this is so enthralling for the children. For them, it was all about the dinosaurs”
  • londonlover – “2 minor quibbles first of all: the restaurant is far too expensive and I definitely recommend you bring your own food (kensington gardens is a short walk away and is a lovely place to sit and eat). Minor quibble No.2 is that I like my museums to be quiet but the natural history museum is very geared towards children and sometimes it can be quiet packed, especially with school parties. But leaving those 2 things aside, I must say I love this museum. There is such a wide variety of things to see. The dinosaur exhibits are very famous and may have become a cliche, but from the moment you walk into the hall and see the skeleton tower above you, you are won over. I always feel like a kid again when I see the big dinosaur models and animatronics. People may be bored by the other animals on display, because its no so interesting seeing monkeys and fish when you've just been amazed by the diplodocus, but you should definitely persevere because exhibits like the great whale suspended from the ceiling are every bit as impressive (and big!). The section devoted to geology and rocks, and a large volcano are worth a visit too, even if they dont have the wow factor of the animal exhibits”

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> Craig’s review of Natural History Museum – “If you lived near London as a little kid then you probably remember this place from the school holidays. I always ended up here because it's got dinosaurs in it and kids love dinosaurs. And now here I am, thirty-five years later... still a kid... wondering what they've done with the giant Diplodocus in the entrance hall. Where's Dippy gone? He was part of my youth! 15… continued”

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