Natural History Museum London
Natural History Museum London. In addition to the permanent dinosaur exhibition, the Natural History Museum exhibits an enormous range of specimens from various periods of natural history. The Natural History, Victoria and Albert and Science Museums are located within easy walking distance of each other along the picturesque Cromwell Road.
Museum Director Sir Michael Dixon reports to the Board of Trustees. Eight of the 12 Trustees are appointed by the Prime Minister and one (Royal Society Trustee) by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). The remaining three are appointed by the board itself. Originally the natural history departments of the British Museum, the Natural History Museum became a separate entity through the British Museum Act 1963.
We were known as the British Museum (Natural History) until we officially became the Natural History Museum through the Museums and Galleries Act 1992. The spectacular new wing of London’s Natural History Museum has been unveiled.The Darwin Centre Phase Two is designed around an iconic eight-storey “Cocoon”, encased within a glass atrium. The temperature-controlled Cocoon will house 20 million of the museum’s 34 million plant and insect specimens, and laboratories for up to 200 researchers.
The Natural History Museum in London is a natural history museum that exhibits a vast range of specimens from various segments of natural history. It is one of three major museums on Exhibition Road in South Kensington, the others being the Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum. The Natural History Museum’s main frontage, however, is on Cromwell Road.
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