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Natural History Museum 2006 - 21st Century
The Natural History Museum is situated on the Cromwell Road between Queen's Gate and Exhibition Road. It is one of the most popular museums in London especially with children. The dinosaurs are the major attraction.
Recently all the galleries have been extensively refurbished and brought up to date. More natural scenarios and interactive features have replaced the endless rows of stuffed animals. One feature will never change; the dinosaur skeleton in the Central Hall.
New blocks, such as the Earth Galleries, have been added as seen on the right. The latest addition is the Darwin Centre. This houses the museums vast collection of bottled specimens and is the research centre
The grounds are also used for major London events such as Fashion Week. Last Christmas a skating rink and fair were located in the garden shown on this photograph. But what did the museum look like when it first opened?
Copyright: J R Rogers
Location of original: VMCD
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