Fun Exhibitions to Enjoy in An Afternoon at The Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum in London has been attracting visitors from all over the globe for decades, and with good reason!

With such an amazing array of permanent and visiting exhibitions spread across various halls, this iconic building plays host to some of the world best-known displays.

Let’s take a look at what you can expect to see at the Natural History Museum right now.


Coloured Gallery Zones

With four coloured gallery zones that are permanent fixtures at the museum, visitors can browse the engaging displays on dinosaurs, mammals and our natural world. There’s also the chance to discover the story of our planet’s evolution and walk beneath the skeleton of a blue whale and see scientists at work at the Darwin Centre.

If the weather is kind to you during your visit, you can also talk a walk around the tranquil museum gardens and see if you can spot some of the resident wildlife that makes this iconic attraction their home.

These galleries offer more than enough to keep you entertained for an afternoon, so you can always return to our The Devonshire London Paddington Hotel to take a look at the visiting exhibits the next day.


Expeditions and Endeavours – Available until October 2019

Explore the artworks and illustrations by scientists and artists who embarked on expeditions to document the natural world.

You’ll also be able to enjoy the illustrations from Captain Cook’s Endeavour voyage in 1768 with illustrations from the Society Islands (Tahiti), Australia, New Zealand and Java.

There’s also plenty of interactive screens dotted around the gallery where you can browse the artwork and illustrations from these world-famous expeditions at your leisure.

Just make sure you have a hearty meal at our The Devonshire London Paddington before you leave as there’s still plenty more to see and do!


Wildlife Photographer of the Year – Available until 20th June 2019

See the natural world through a new lens with this inspiring collection of wildlife photography. The awards are now in their 54th year and this year’s winners were carefully selected from over 45,000 entries.

Displayed on a hundred lit panels, the winner’s work is beautiful, thought-provoking and often challenging while showcasing extraordinary animals and their behaviour in their natural habitats.

To get to the Natural History Museum from your bed and breakfast Paddington, simply take the circle line from Paddington Station to South Kensington. The journey takes just fourteen minutes via Tube and trains run every ten minutes, so it’s easy to reach at any time of the day.

If you fancy a walk from our The Devonshire London Paddington Hotel, then the museum is located at the other side of Hyde Park, so you can take a stroll through the immaculate gardens and exit through the southern entrance.

From there, it’s just a three-minute walk to the museum and the total journey should take you no longer than half an hour.

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