Why the Science and the Natural History Museums are Two of the Best Free Activities in London

Posted on Nov 30 2015 - 10:27am by Charlie

When visiting London, whether you’re a tourist hell bent on seeing the sights, or you live fairly close nearby and just fancy going to the big city for a day, it can be hard to decide on what to do. With so many things to see, do and buy in London, visitors are often spoilt for choice when it comes down to it. However that choice is often whittled down to a few options if you take money out of the equation. It can be hard to find a good place to go with kids for less money, but luckily London has two fantastic attractions great for visitors of all ages, and they are completely free.

The Science and Natural History Museums are two museums within walking distance of one another that provide a unique and interesting outlook on the world around us and its history. With a number of different exhibits and shows and performances occurring throughout the year, there is always something new on offer so no two visits will be the same. So why should you take a look at the Science and Natural History museum?

Educational Entertainment
It is hard enough to get kids involved in educational activities that are good for them, so why not intersperse the learning with a bit of fun? Both the Science and the Natural History museums offer a completely different take on the concept of learning. With a hands-on approach to exhibits and different areas of human history (and human biology), children of all ages can look around and explore at their own pace, wandering around and pointing out areas they think might be interesting. It is a completely self-led learning experience, and it all contributes to expanding their minds. Kids can interact differently nowadays, including using the relevant technology to understand what is going on around them. There is now digital signage for museums that can get children involved and help them explore a lot further than they used to.

Something Available for the Whole Family
The museums are not just for children of school age and parents. With so many facts and exhibits documenting the early ages, the rise of modern technology, real samples of different body parts, seasonal exhibitions, and activities for everyone to complete, even teenagers, adults, and pensioners can find something they can enjoy. As a free source of entertainment, it provides hours of fun and interesting anecdotes for anyone visiting. Whether your passion is dinosaurs or astronomy, the 1930s or vintage car models, the Science and Natural History Museums have it all.

Easily Accessible
Both museums are accessible by hired coach, bus or car and are located a mere five minutes’ walk from the South Kensington tube station, which is available on the District, Piccadilly and Circle lines. Once you leave the tube at South Kensington and go out into the city, the way to both museums is punctuated with bright and colourful signs to make sure that you don’t lose your way.

Wide Selection of Nearby Restaurants
From the Brompton Food Market to Le Pain Quotidien, from Kulu Kulu Sushi to Love’s Fresh Pasta and everywhere in between, the nearby restaurants surrounding the Science and Natural History Museums offer a huge selection of choice. Whether your family are picky eaters, or if they’ll eat just about anything, you can find something perfect for them. The Science Museum even has its own Energy Café, if you don’t fancy walking anywhere!

The Museums are open every day throughout the year except 24th to the 26th December, with the Science Museum opening from 10am – 6pm and the Natural History Museum opening from 10am – 5:50pm. Last entry to all exhibitions is 5:15pm, and entry is completely free, although some particular exhibitions may require a small ticket fee. It is easy to check on the website to see which exhibitions require a fee so what are you waiting for? Get out there and start learning today.

Article provided by The Coach Transport Group, a company with extensive experience in providing first class coaches and minibuses for hire across the UK.

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