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NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM

NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, LONDON

This is a magnificent PALACE which has within it fabulous beasts, except that's what's really astonishing is that the monsters aren't "fabulous" in a literal sense but ACTUAL, in that they actually lived! There is a room with several astoundingly big whales in it, and as well as astonishing species on show there are hands-on demonstrations of optical illusions and other scientific magic, a display on How Babies Think, - but it's not unbelievable, it's VISITABLE!

A diplodocus sometimes looks good indoorsIn the front room of the Natural History Museum a skeleton of a sixty foot long monster dinosaur looks as small as the television set in a domestic front room. The architecture is that of a Cathedral to Science. The power of the exhibition is not just in the scale but in the detail, both of the exquisite edifice and of the amazingly clever design of the hands-on demonstrations. See yourself weighed versus an elephant. See a cup of tea that doesn't exist. See things in your own mind that you weren't previously aware were going on!

ADMISSION: FREE after 4:30pm for all. Some age groups free at other times. For complete pricing information and opening times, please contact the museum.

LINK TO: the NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM web site

One of the good examples set by the Natural History Museum is: Never throw anything away!