Getting here

  • The Natural History Museum
    Cromwell Road
    London SW7 5BD

  • Open daily 10.00-17.50
    Last entry 17.30
    Closed 13 July and 24-26 December

  • Admission is free. There is a charge for some temporary exhibitions.

The Museum has two entrances, on Exhibition Road and Queen's Gate. 

The Queen's Gate entrance is best for visiting Dinosaurs, and the Exhibition Road entrance is best for Wildlife Photographer of the Year and Volcanoes and Earthquakes.

Please note that the Cromwell Road entrance is closed until summer 2017.

By Tube

The nearest Tube stations are Gloucester Road and South Kensington on the District, Piccadilly and Circle lines. Both stations are approximately five minutes’ walk from the Museum.

Use the Transport for London Journey Planner to find the quickest route to the Museum.

By bus

Routes 14, 49, 70, 74, 345, 360, 414, 430 and C1 stop close to the Museum.  

By bicycle

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.

By coach

For groups travelling by coach, the drop-off point is 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 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.

Get set

Buy a Museum guide book before visiting - it includes fun facts, tips and a map.

Gallery announcements

We sometimes need to close galleries or other areas of the Museum. Check our latest gallery news.

Family using an multimedia guide

Facilities and access

Make sure your visit runs smoothly using our guide to facilities and accessiblity at the Museum.

Visiting the Museum at Tring?

Find information about visiting our sister museum at Tring in Hertfordshire.