Sunday, July 19, 2015

London, 2015: Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum is a world-class visitor attraction and leading science research centre. 

The museum is exhibiting a vast range of specimens from various segments of natural history. 
It is one of three major museums on Exhibition Road in South Kensington, 
welcoming more than five million visitors annually. 

It is home to life and earth science specimens comprising some 80 million items within five main collections: 
botany, entomology, mineralogy, paleontology and zoology, 
spanning billions of years. 
The museum is a world-renowned centre of research specializing in taxonomy, identification and conservation. 

Given the age of the institution, many of the collections have great historical as well as scientific value, 
such as specimens collected by Charles Darwin. 
The museum is particularly famous for its exhibition of dinosaur skeletons and ornate architecture - 
sometimes dubbed a cathedral of nature. 

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