The Natural History Museum
London SW7 5BD
Open every day 10.00-17.50
Last entry 17.30
Closed 24-26 December
Admission is free. There is a charge for some temporary exhibitions.
Groups of 10 or more can book an entry time in advance during busier times.
The Museum has three entrances, on Cromwell Road, Exhibition Road and Queen's Gate.
Cromwell Road: This entrance is open and has step-free access. Closest Tube station: South Kensington
Note: The Cromwell Road entrance will be closed from 19–26 July and 6–10 August while terracotta repair works are underway.
Exhibition Road: This entrance is open and has step-free access. Closest Tube station: South Kensington
Queen's Gate: This entrance may be open during busy periods, such as holidays and half term. Closest Tube station: Gloucester Road
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The nearest Tube station is South Kensington on the District, Piccadilly and Circle lines. The station is approximately five minutes’ walk from the Museum's Exhibition Road entrance.
Gloucester Road station also services the above Tube lines and is approximately 5 minutes' walk from the Queen's Gate entrance.
Use the Transport for London Journey Planner to find the quickest route to the Museum.
Routes 14, 49, 70, 74, 345, 360, 414, 430 and C1 stop close to the Museum.
There are cycle racks on Exhibition Road. The nearest Barclays Cycle Hire docking stations are outside our Exhibition Road entrance and on Thurloe Place, near South Kensington Tube station.
For groups travelling by coach, the drop-off point is outside the Cromwell Road entrance.
We do not have parking facilities on-site and parking around the Museum is limited.
We have a small number of parking spaces on-site for Blue Badge holders. Please book in advance by calling us on +44 (0)20 7942 6230. 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.