Museum of Natural History, London, England

 


Museum of Natural History, London, England

Museum of Natural History
Cromwell Rd SW, London, England * http://www.nhm.ac.uk/ * Free admission
One of the world’s greatest museums of natural history – where the main collections are divided between adjoining Life and Earth galleries. Once the former was full of dusty glass cases of butterflies and other insects, ther eare now interactive displays on themes of Human biology, Dinosaurs, and marine specimens. There is a 4–high T-Rex with animatronic movers. The Earth galleries are spectacular – covering everything from a escalator that takes one through the core of the Earth, volcanoes, to a store where you can feel different levels of Earthquakes. The Darwin Center holds some 22 million zoological exhibits. Fascinating! Rating: 5 stars out of 5.

 


Mammals Display, Museum of Natural History, London, England


Museum of Natural History line-up
 

Museum of Natural History
London, England
 

Petrified Wood Tree
London Museum of Natural History

Atlas and the Globe
From the Ancient Greeks comes the myth of Atlas who supported the pillars of the Universe. The image of Atlas shown supporting the globe was included in front of one of the earliest book of maps giving rise to the term ‘atlas’ we use today. Over 2,000 years ago the ancient Greek mathematician Eratosthenes measured the difference in the angle of the Sun’s rays at two locations in Egypt. By comparing the difference, he deduced that the Earth, like other planets, was a globe.

 

Statue of Atlas and the Globe
London Museum of Natural History

Great Titan Statue
London Museum of Natural History
 

simulation of entering the Earth’s core
London Museum of Natural History

simulated volcanic ash car
London Museum of Natural History
 

Volcanoes Exhibit
London Museum of Natural History

interactive Earthquake simulation
of a Japanese grocery store under a quake
London Museum of Natural History
 

Dinosaur exhibit wing
London Museum of Natural History
 

Human & Horse cross-section skeletons
London Museum of Natural History
 

Dog half section skeleton
Museum of Natural History, London, England
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