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Natural History Museum


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Overview
4.7
241 reviews


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Lots of different of exhibits to cater for a variety of different sciences and interests. (June 2020 - Secondary)




Some of the galleriers are looking quite tired and dated now. (March 2020 - Secondary)




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A great trip for this age group. They were young enough to enjoy exploring the galleries in between our planned sessions with awe and wonder,, yet old enough to have the stamina to walk around without complaint. Museum was much emptier than previous visits (perhaps due to coronovirus?). Day was smooth and both the Volcano show and the LEGO workshop were really excellent. The children had a great day. (February 2020 - Primary)




Fabulous for this unit of inquiry - and free! (February 2020 - Primary)




Brilliant visit. The Emergency! Volcanoes and Earthquakes show was interactive and the presenter was very good with the children. The organisation from NHM was great. There was someone to meet us when we arrived and the escorted us to the correct area. As we toured the museum there were different hands on experiences for the children and these were lead by enthusiastic and informative members of the NHM team. The volcanic rocks display by the earth section was fantastic but not all of our groups ventured there. Maybe there needs to be a sign in school reception where you can find hands on experiences that day? (February 2020 - Primary)




Fantastic resources and facilities (February 2020 - Primary)




Excellent displays, lots of interactive opportunities, covered lots of the course content particularly for GCSE students. Students enjoyed their learning. Difficult to find a quiet space to brief the students though. (February 2020 - Secondary)




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Due to an issue with lunches, we didn't get as much time in the Museum as we expected. We were hoping for 2.5 hours, but it ended up being around 30-45 minutes. I feel that the visit was a great addition to the trip as it worked as a jumping off point for discussions on technological changes during the rest of the project week, but more time there would have helped. (February 2020 - Secondary)




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The rocks galleries are great but some of it is looking dated. For example the Kobi earthquake really needs to be changed. (January 2020 - Secondary)




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A truly amazing trip. The children enjoyed learning about the different rocks and learning about Mary Anning. (January 2020 - Primary)




Love it here. Great room for eating in. Staff friendly and helpful. (January 2020 - Primary)




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Excellent trip (January 2020 - Secondary)




Great exhibitions and facilities (January 2020 - Primary)




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We visited the outside ice rink. The venue was amazing, staff very proactive and helped. Children absolutely loved the experince. (December 2019 - Primary)




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Fantastic! (December 2019 - Secondary)




Excellent resources, especially when learning about fossils in Britain and people that we associate with fossils in UK - Mary Anning, Charles Darwin. Great exhibitions, children really enjoyed it. For future reference, it would be even better if we have booked the workshop, however these need to be booked in advance (at least couple of months before). Lunch hall was booked but 1.00 pm - this was late for the children, next time preferred time 12.00 (December 2019 - Primary)




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The workshop on Teeth was great, as was the workshop in the Investigate Centre where the children got the opportunity to act like scientists and explore some of the museum's specimens. (December 2019 - Primary)




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The queue was far too long so the group decided not to visit the museum. (November 2019 - Secondary)




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Very helpful stuff with interesting exhibits and galleries. (November 2019 - Secondary)




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Excellent resources, and good lunch room facilities (November 2019 - Secondary)




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Amazing venue, pupils said it was the best museum they had ever been to. (November 2019 - Primary)




Excellent museum but our planning did not make use of the workshops/activities on offer which needs to be booked ahead of time. (October 2019 - Secondary)




An excellent venue with plenty to keep students engaged. (October 2019 - Secondary)




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The Natural History Museum is a wonderful place to learn about the World. We use the museum often and every time we learn something new. It is well supervised and the displays and objects have helped push our learning forwards. (October 2019 - Primary)




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It was very busy in the education area on the lower floor and it was difficult to accommodate our school amongst the others. However the museum was a wonderful place to explore. Due to the traffic we were a little late so some classes missed out on their activities that had been booked. The museum did not have the capacity or resources to change anything for us. Traffic and timings will always be an issue for schools that are not in the vicinity therefore a contingency plan would be appreciated by teachers. The museum is fantastic for hands on activities and the staff walking round with artifacts were brilliant with the children. (September 2019 - Primary)




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Incredibly busy with school groups. Earth science display seems to have shrunk in size. Excellent theatre workshop however. (September 2019 - Secondary)




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Great museum, facilities and learning offer. (September 2019)




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It offers a lot considering it is free. The exhibitions are not particularly thrilling, but there are plenty of interactive elements for students to engage with and there is a designated school eating area, which is very useful. There is also a huge variety of exhibits. (July 2019)




Superb; deserving of its Worldwide reputation. (July 2019 - Secondary)




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Fascinating venue with a vast array of engaging exhibitions to suit a wide range of interests. Friendly and patient staff. Long queues which moved quickly and did not cause distress for our special needs students. A great place to visit. (July 2019 - Secondary)




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Another excellent place to take the children, although they were very tired by this time. Some children would have enjoyed spending longer there as they were able to engage more with the exhibits. Other children of lower ability struggled to maintain interest. (June 2019 - Secondary)




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Great day, transport on tube very easy. Exhibition on minibeasts was great, workshop in the garden was thoroughly enjoyable and the lady running the session was really enthusiastic and informative. Future note - leave the museum by 2 to be back in time for the end of the day. (June 2019 - Primary)




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Really useful way to show our learning in a real world context, children enjoyed the experience, showing what they already knew and applying that to new knowledge (April 2019 - Primary)




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It brings what could potentially be quite a dry area of science to life. A highlight for us was seeing the actual Icthyosaur Mary Anning discovered in the 1800s - we wrote newpaper reports about the discovery! The children loved seeing the evolution of humans also, and began to understand the importance of fossils in understanding evolution. (April 2019 - Primary)




The pupils enjoyed the trip and thoroughly enjoyed looking at all the exhibits. (April 2019 - Secondary)




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Both the museum and theatre were excellent (April 2019 - Secondary)




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Covered a vast range of Year 3 topics. (March 2019 - Primary)




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Great artefacts, clearly presented, really exciting! (March 2019 - Primary)




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The children thoroughly enjoyed their visit which assimilated and accommodated their learning about the class topic. They can not wait to visit again! (March 2019 - Primary)




Excellent for all ages (February 2019 - Secondary)




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Excellent Rocks the House workshop for our KS2 girls (February 2019 - Primary)




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Excellent trip - well organised by the museum with key contacts in place on arrival and a specific host to speak to for issues. (January 2019 - Secondary)




Can get very busy; particularly the designated eating area (January 2019 - Secondary)




A truly wonderful, inspiring resource for students and teachers-brilliant. (January 2019 - Secondary)




Fantastic experience for our pupils; lots of positive feedback! (January 2019 - Primary)




Great space and well organised schools area. (January 2019 - Secondary)




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A great day out. Children thoroughly enjoyed looking at the huge range of artefacts and asked insightful questions during the workshops. The interactive exhibitions were a real hit with all of the children. (December 2018 - Primary)




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Gallery was appropriate for age group and suppoertrd thier GCSE Geography work. (December 2018 - Secondary)




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An excellent museum, with plenty of interesting artefacts to see. (December 2018 - Secondary)




Very accommodating and welcoming. (December 2018 - Secondary)




Loads of information and space. Could easily have 2 days at the attraction to see it all properly. It was very busy and sometimes hard to find your way around. (December 2018 - Primary)




Very accommodating - free entrance and plenty of space to have our tea! (November 2018 - Primary)




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Excellent museum and knowledgeable staff. Discover guide was very good and well worth buying. The only negative was that they didn't have water taps which students could use to refill bottles. This was disappointing - there was one but it was a faint dribble and considering they often have 1400 students in a day - insufficient. (November 2018 - Secondary)




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Excellent place to visit with students - huge range of exhibitions to engage interest. (October 2018 - Secondary)




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Amazing building (September 2018 - Secondary)




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it's good for a free visit. however some areas need updating. (September 2018 - Secondary)




Fantastic venue. Inter-active show was amazing and provided students with an in-depth view into the world below our feet. (September 2018 - Secondary)




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Great place for the day to stimulate the children's interest in our writing unit. A few of the exhibits are dated and dusty and need an overhaul however the children loved the hands on areas such as evolution and earth. (June 2018 - Primary)




Great staff and very well organised event. (June 2018 - Primary)




excellent venue with fantastic exhibits (June 2018 - Secondary)




The museum had some really good exhibits. The pupils enjoyed the visit. (June 2018 - Secondary)




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Trip was cancelled due to snow; to be rearranged (May 2018 - Secondary)




A great experience for the children. The staff were friendly and welcoming. All the work shops were planned and delivered really well. (May 2018 - Primary)




Great venue, good picnic facilities. Toilets cleaned and well-maintained, staff efficient. Talk we booked was good, but children struggled because it involved standing after a lot of walking. (May 2018 - Primary)




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very busy (March 2018 - Primary)




It was a long way to go and the galleries there were very hot and umcomfortable with not many engaging activities for primary children. (March 2018 - Primary)




Well organised, informative workshop (March 2018 - Primary)




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Finance not paying for the trip beforehand caused some problems (February 2018 - Secondary)




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great trip and volcano workshop was fab (February 2018 - Primary)




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Super exhibitions. (January 2018 - Secondary)




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Staff were a bit unhelpful upon our arrival, but the workshop we paid for was enjoyable and informative for the girls. (January 2018 - Primary)




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The Natural History Museum is a good place to take a year 1 class and lots of the exhibits and signs were well tailored to the children's needs and age. However, I was less impressed by the quality of the activities/workshops organised by the Natural History Museum schools team. Our 'Explorers and Other Animals' activity was simple to book, but upon our arrival, I was informed that our activity had been cancelled due to a lost key for the resource cupboard. I was disappointed by the disorganised nature of the school dining area; we were kept waiting for at least 15 minutes before we could be assisted by a member of staff and could be allocated a place to put our bags. Overall, the layout of the schools area and museum is perhaps best suited to older children. (December 2017 - Primary)




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Excellent resources and booklet supported learning. Students found it a little difficult to find the gallery that they were to be working in. (December 2017 - Secondary)




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Extremely interesting and diverse range and modes of exhibits. Students were intrigued by the dinosaurs, mammals and other animal displays. Furthermore, they found the minerals and earthquake exhibits fascinating. (December 2017 - Secondary)




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