Getting here

  • The Natural History Museum
    Cromwell Road
    London SW7 5BD

  • Opening daily 10.00-17.50
    Last entry 17.30
    Closed 24-26 December

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

Gallery announcements

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

The main Museum entrance is on Cromwell Road in South Kensington. We also have a second, step-free entrance on Exhibition Road.

By Tube

The nearest Tube station is South Kensington on the District, Piccadilly and Circle lines. The station is 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 by the Cromwell Road entrance and 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 outside the Cromwell Road entrance.

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.

Facilities and access

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

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