The Natural history museum was established in 1881 and it comprises a large variety of natural history specimens. There are around 80 million items which can be categorized into 5 streams of Biology which are Botany, Entomology, Mineralogy, Planetology and Zoology. Until 1992 it was known as the British Museum. The most recent addition to this museum is valuable collection center storage known as the Darwin Center. Located in central London it is open for the visitors from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm. It has nearly 5.4 million visitors as per the records in 2013.
What is the closest London Tube station to the Natural History Museum?
The nearest London tube station to Natural History Museum is South Kensington. The museum is around 300 meters from the station and can be reached by foot in 5 minutes or by taxi in 3 minutes using via Cromwell road. Bus service is also available from the station, Bus number 345 takes 2 minutes to the museum gate via Cromwell road.
The south Kensington tube station is accessible by Central line, District line and Piccadilly line. It lies between Glouster Road tube station and Sloane Square tube station on the Central line and District line. On Piccadilly it can be reached from the Knightsbridge Tube station also. The station can also be reached using the public bus transport system. It comes under the London fare zone 1. Generally, one can get a metro in every 2 to 6 minutes from this station on the district line else the frequency varies along the day time. On district line trains are available from 5:15 am to 12:30 am.
London Metro Station(s) near Natural History Museum- > South Kensington