Natural History Museum in London is a MUST

The National History museum in London is located in the Exhibition Road in South Kensington. It contains an incredible variety of specimens (about 80 million) including animals, minerals, insects and a palaeontology collection, which includes one of the most famous dinosaur exhibitions.

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Museum Entrance

The museum is divided into four zones. The green zone contains mineral, fossil, reptile and bird specimens. Besides that, you can visit Waterhouse Gallery with photographs that best represent nature’s beauty and life’s diversity, as well as the Vault, a gallery of breathtaking emeralds, diamonds, amethysts and other gems.

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The Vault

In the orange zone, you will find the Darwin Center, which presents butterflies, beetles, high plants, tarantulas and herbs and the Wildlife Garden, which is open from late March to early November and is basically a garden with over 2600 species.

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Wildlife Garden

The blue zone is about life diversity, including mammals, fish, reptiles, dinosaurs and the Human Biology section. This zone is definitely one you will find yourself spend a lot of time there. The Human Biology section lets everyone know about DNA, cells, memory testing and the nervous system through very fun and educational games around the section. The Dinosaur part is truly interesting. You can see a ‘live’ T-Rex dinosaur and hear it roar and move.

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Dinosaur Skeleton
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Dinosaur Skeleton
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Baby in Placenta

The red zone is all about Earth, from human evolution to volcanoes and earthquakes. You can see everything from the beginning of Earth’s creation, such as extinct species, sea creatures and evidence found on flying reptiles and dinosaur-birds. Make sure to get in the earthquake simulator and experience the Kobe earthquake in Japan.

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Ecology Gallery
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Earth Hall
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Human Evolution

Overall, the National History museum is an excellent choice if you have the time to visit. It is extremely interesting and beautiful with fun educational games in all zones. It will always be crowded, but it is free to enter unless you want to make a donation of 2 pounds.

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You get what you pay for in this Madame Tussauds

Usually, the Madame Tussaud museums around the world are extremely expensive (around 67 euros per person). Paying so much money, of course, you would expect something great. And this is what you get. You can easily spend more than 2 hours in the Madame Tussaud museums located in the biggest capitals of Europe, such as London, Berlin, Amsterdam and Vienna since you have so many wax figures to see.

However, things are a bit different in Prague where the price is 6 euros per person. The wax figures are quite disappointing at the beginning since all of them are of Czech famous people that not many people know. But as you move on to the next floor, you will see Hitler, Stalin and other famous leaders. That’s when things get a bit more interesting.

As you move on to the last floor, you know you will get your money’s worth. You will see Picasso, Princess Diana, Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, Prince and other American celebrities, such as President Obama, Louis Armstrong, Julia Roberts, Lady Gaga, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner.

Jim Carrey and George Clooney are definitely the highlights and are positioned in a way that you can get really creative with your pictures.

The reviews for this museum are not good because people were extremely disappointed since they were expecting too much for my opinion. At the end of the day, paying 6 euros to see about 20 wax figures you will actually enjoy seeing is quite worth it. You get what you pay for.