There’s something about museums that I just simply can’t get enough of. I think it’s the nostalgic feeling of going on school trips – the tradition of fighting for the back seats on the coach (only “cool kids” allowed, so that’s me out!), the work-sheets (call me a geek, but they are fun and you learn a little something too) and buying endless pencil sharpeners and rubbers at the gift shop!
Who doesn’t love the Natural History Museum?! It’s located in one of the best parts of London, South Kensington, with the Science Museum (for the science geeks) and V&A (fashion geeks) only a short walk away. The building itself is spectacular and even if you don’t fancy walking around inside, you can ice-skate just outside of the building in the winter and have picnics on the green in the summer.
As the famous T-Rex wasn’t working (sad times, I know), my friend and I decided to channel our inner David Attenborough and explore the Earth and mammal rooms. We also went to the David Attenborough Studio where they were showing his best work and discoveries. They showed this amazing clip of a Lyre Bird who mimics sounds he hears in the forest – even camera shutters and chainsaws! Take a look, trust me it’s worth it:
The best things about the Natural History Museum:
- The fun virtual activities and games.
- The iconic dinosaur skeleton in the entrance.
The not-so-great things about the Natural History Museum:
- The broken T-Rex.
- Advice – avoid school holidays! I love kids, but when you’re waiting for your turn on the interactive games, waiting for a 5 year old to finish pressing all the buttons for 10 minutes isn’t exactly fun.