On a recent trip to London, we decided to visit the Natural History Museum as we had heard so many good things about it. However, I must say that although we did have a nice time we were not as impressed as we had thought that we would be.
It is very large and there is easily enough to see to last the day but unfortunately, most of the interactive parts were broken which was rather disappointing. FJ didn’t seem to mind, she just enjoyed exploring the exhibits as she loves museums and learning new things, but the rest of us were a little disheartened when we would try something and it didn’t work.
FJ particularly enjoyed the dinosaur area and the animal section. We had all been really looking forward to the earthquake simulator which was a bit of a let down as we have experienced more shaking and terror from a crazy house shaker! It is such a shame as it could be made to be so much better, especially with all of the technology available nowadays.
There is a handy free app which you can download on your phone which we found very useful for navigating around the museum, so if you decide to visit I would definitely recommend downloading it.
We did still have a lovely day out and FJ really enjoyed herself which was the main thing.
To summarise – the pro’s
There is a lot to see and learn about, which easily takes up a whole day.
It is free entry although they do ask for a donation at the entrance and the exit.
Dinosaur fans will love the dinosaur trail.
The free app really helps with navigation.
Many of the interactive parts were not working
The earthquake simulator was not very good at all.
Have you been to the Natural History Museum lately? What did you think?