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Natural History Museum

Travel Portal blog about visiting some museums and places of interests. At the Natural History Museum is where we will learn about our past history and gain knowledge of the good and the bad. Knowing the past help us to be a better person and not to commit the same mistake again as we build our future for our future generations. They will gain the benefits of what we can do for them now.

Natural History Museum & Other Museums

From Hotel to Victoria and Albert Museum. Total travel time is about 19 mins. From Hotel walk about 7 mins, 0.3 miles to Hammersmith Station and take the Piccadilly Cockfosters from Hammersmith to South Kensington Station. Total travel time is about 8 mins (4 stops). 1st Stop - Barons Court Station; 2nd Stop - Earl's Court, 3rd Stop - Gloucester Road, 4th Stop - South Kensington. Alight at South Kensington Station. From South Kensington Station, walk about 4 min , 0.2 miles to Victoria and Albert Museum.

Victoria and Albert Museum. Estimated time to spend: 1 to 2 hours or less. Had our lunch at dedicated picnic areas in the Museum: the Picnic Terrace on Level -1, and outside Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery on Level 3. Must See the "Dippy" a 32 meter long replica of a Diplodocus Carnegii skeleton. In the Large Mammals Hall you can see the skeleton and model of a blue whale which is 25 meters long. Another giant is Archie, an 8 meter long giant squid caught off the Falkland Islands in 2004. The Treasures in the Cadogan Gallery is a collection of 22 of the most unusual exhibits in the museum like the fossils of dinosaur teeth; the Emperor Penguin Egg which was brought back from the Antarctic by Captain Scott; a first edition of Darwin's On the Origin of Species and the intricately carved 17th century Hans Sloan's Pautilus Shell.

Lonon - Victoria and Albert Museum
Photo taken in London at Victoria and Albert Museum
Lonon - Victoria and Albert Museum
Photo taken at Victoria and Albert Museum
Lonon - Victoria and Albert Museum
Photo taken at Victoria and Albert Museum
Victoria and Albert Museum
Photo taken at Victoria and Albert Museum
Victoria and Albert Museum
Photo taken at Victoria and Albert Museum
Natural History Museum
Photo taken at Natural History Museum
Natural History Museum
Photo taken for shell at Natural History Museum
Jasper geode at Natural History Museum
Photo taken for Jasper geode at Natural History Museum
Science Museum
Photo taken at Science Museumm
Science Museum
Photo taken at Science Museum
Science Museum
Photo taken at Science Museum
Science Museum
Photo taken at Science Museum

To See at theEarth Galleries: Rocks and minerals. Look out for the genuine pieces of moon rock and fossils - which our ancestors believed to be the weapons of Zeus. Models of volcanoes erupting and tectonic simulators let you experience the sensations first-hand, and there's also a mock-up of a Japanese supermarket during the 1995 Kobe earthquake, so you can feel the ground shivering and shaking as the power is unleashed. Earth's Treasury, where you can see real sapphires, diamonds, rocks and minerals... plus some lowly grains of sand. Dinner at Hawksmoor Knightsbridge and Shopping at Harrods. Hawksmoor Knightsbridge: 2 Courses $25.00, 3 Courses $28.00 (Available for reservations made Monday - Thursday 12-6.30pm and Friday - Saturday 12.00-6.30pm, 10pm - 10.30pm) To try - sticky toffee pudding, dessert with chocolate and salted caramel. From Science Museum to Hawksmoor Knightsbridge: Total travel time is about 7 mins. From Science Museum walk about 5 mins, 0.2 miles to Victoria and Albert Museum (Stop M) Bus stop Take the Bus - 74 Baker Street to Brompton Square (Stop KW) Bus Stop. Total travel time is about 1 min (non stop). Alight at Brompton Square (Stop KW) Bus Stop and walk 2 mins, 0.1 miles to Hawksmoor Knightsbridge. It is on the lane directly opposite the bus stop. Continue to walk against the traffic on Brompton Road to the traffic junction. Cross the traffic lights and walk against the traffic on Brompton Road. Turn right onto Yeoman's Row. Destination will be on the left. After dinner we will visit Harrods - the world's most famous department store for some shopping. It's a short walk down the Brompton Road (allow for 1 hour shopping time, or more if you use the restaurant). We walk 5 mins, 0.2 miles along Brompton Road to Harrods. Walk against the traffic, straight. To Buy from Harrods: Harrods English Butterscotch Biscuits (Cookies) Price: $7.95. Harrods Coffee in an Exclusive Tin Price: $10.95. From Harrods to Hotel: Total travel time is about 22 mins. From Harrods, we walk about 5 mins, 0.2 miles to Knightsbridge Station. Take the Piccadilly Heathrow Terminal 4 from Knightsbridge Station to Hammersmith Station. Total travel time is about 11 mins (5 stops). Visit Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. Take Bus 360 from South Kensington Museums (Stop K) to Royal Albert Hall (Stop RC). 3 mins non stop. Walk AROUND the Royal Albert Hall to the back, where you will see a wonderful statue of Prince Albert himself. Royal Albert Hall - Take pix of The figure of Albert and The inscription that runs around the top of the Hall. It's free to simply walk around the entirety of the outside. Albert Memorial - photo op. Kensington Palace (Paid), Kensington Gardens (Free) - look for the partially hidden statue of Peter Pan which is here as a reminder to the Boy who never grew up Serpentine Galleries, Princess Diana Memorial Fountain. Go for Dinner nearby, if still not tired may do some shopping in Oxford Street. After a satisfying steak dinner and shopping, slowly walk back to hotel to rest and recharge for next day activities..

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