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London's excellent Natural History Museum proves - the best things in life are free

By: Mark Shaw

Most people are extremely dubious when offered the promise of free entertainment, especially free entertainment in one of the most expensive cities in the world.

On top of that, the words 'history' and 'museum' are enough to send most people running into the nearest hills. That is, if it were sunny. I took a quick look at the typical British summer rain storm outside and decided that the nearest hills would probably be pretty soggy by now.

So I threw aside my prejudices and made my way towards one of London's proudest buildings, The Natural History Museum.

The imposing building looms over Cromwell Road, hard faced yet comfortably inviting at the same time. I was drawn up the stone steps and a strange feeling came over me, as if I were about to discover the secrets of the world.

And I was...well at least a few of them.

Hailed as; "One of the world's greatest resources for all things," the famous museum does not disappoint. Including fresh and exciting temporary exhibitions like the 'Amazing Butterflies' exhibition and 'Darwin's Canopy' the museum has kept an innovative and exciting atmosphere.

The huge museum houses more than 70 million different specimens, some of which were collected by famous explorers such as Captain James Cook. Meteorites from Mars, extinct species and a full size blue whale skeleton are just a few of the amazing sights on display.

I found that the museum is divided into sections so that you can easily pick and choose what you want to see. I ended up wanting to see everything so that's probably why it took me over four hours to get round!

There are loads of little cafes and a restaurant dotted around the museum; I would personally like to recommend the brownies and the tuna sandwiches. Not the usual dry, overpriced and thinly sliced fare you get at most public attractions.

I would highly recommend the museum as one of the best days out in London. It's a great testament to our capital and a great way to spend a rainy summer day, hell it's a great way to spend a sunny summer day.

I defy anyone to cease to be impressed with National History, even moaners who scream that the museum is turning into a children's theme park. I say; "What a brilliant idea." Who better to get interested in the history of our planet and its precious species than the children of today?

At a time when we are desperately trying to preach the importance of looking after our planet, the fragility of human existence hangs on the strings of young society's understanding and intelligence.

It can't be expected that the little nippers are going to enjoy stuffy and joyless exhibitions whilst they wander around miserably with charcoal, intently sketching caged whale bones.

That's just not going to happen is it? Not today. As for me I certainly know where ill end up when the inevitable rain comes again tomorrow. London Science Museum, here I come!

Most people are extremely dubious when offered the promise of free entertainment, especially free entertainment in one of the most expensive cities in the world.

On top of that, the words 'history' and 'museum' are enough to send most people running into the nearest hills. That is, if it were sunny. I took a quick look at the typical British summer rain storm outside and decided that the nearest hills would probably be pretty soggy by now.

So I threw aside my prejudices and made my way towards one of London's proudest buildings, The Natural History Museum.

The imposing building looms over Cromwell Road, hard faced yet comfortably inviting at the same time. I was drawn up the stone steps and a strange feeling came over me, as if I were about to discover the secrets of the world.

And I was...well at least a few of them.

Hailed as; "One of the world's greatest resources for all things," the famous museum does not disappoint. Including fresh and exciting temporary exhibitions like the 'Amazing Butterflies' exhibition and 'Darwin's Canopy' the museum has kept an innovative and exciting atmosphere.

The huge museum houses more than 70 million different specimens, some of which were collected by famous explorers such as Captain James Cook. Meteorites from Mars, extinct species and a full size blue whale skeleton are just a few of the amazing sights on display.

I found that the museum is divided into sections so that you can easily pick and choose what you want to see. I ended up wanting to see everything so that's probably why it took me over four hours to get round!

There are loads of little cafes and a restaurant dotted around the museum; I would personally like to recommend the brownies and the tuna sandwiches. Not the usual dry, overpriced and thinly sliced fare you get at most public attractions.

I would highly recommend the museum as one of the best days out in London. It's a great testament to our capital and a great way to spend a rainy summer day, hell it's a great way to spend a sunny summer day.

I defy anyone to cease to be impressed with National History, even moaners who scream that the museum is turning into a children's theme park. I say; "What a brilliant idea." Who better to get interested in the history of our planet and its precious species than the children of today?

At a time when we are desperately trying to preach the importance of looking after our planet, the fragility of human existence hangs on the strings of young society's understanding and intelligence.

It can't be expected that the little nippers are going to enjoy stuffy and joyless exhibitions whilst they wander around miserably with charcoal, intently sketching caged whale bones.

That's just not going to happen is it? Not today. As for me I certainly know where ill end up when the inevitable rain comes again tomorrow. London Science Museum, here I come!

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