All nature & natural history museums and attractions to visit in London

London (England) has a lot to offer for people that like animals, plants and anything else related to nature and its history. Below we list all 27 nature and natural history museums that are located in London.

Is nature and the natural world something that interests you and are you looking for the best nature museums to visit in London? These are the ones:

  1. Natural History Museum1

    Natural History Museum

    The Natural History Museum in London is divided into four zones, each with a common theme. Follow the Red Zone if you're interested in geology. Learn about the history of the Earth and the forces that change it. The Green Zone focuses on birds and fossils, while the Blue Zone is devoted to human bio
  2. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew2

    Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

    At the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew visitors can explore glasshouses, landscapes and 250 years of history. Climb to the treetops on the Xstrata Treetop Walkway, delve into rainforest inside the iconic Palm House or discover more on a guided tour. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew features exhibits related to
  3. SEA LIFE London3

    SEA LIFE London

  4. The Hunterian Museum4

    The Hunterian Museum

    Royal College of Surgeons houses The Hunterian Museum in London. The museum displays thousands of anatomical specimen as well as surgical instruments. It was named after John Hunter, a pioneering surgeon from Scotland. Unfortunately, the museum is now closed due to reconstruction works. It will be r
  5. Kensington Palace5

    Kensington Palace

    The feminine influence of generations of royal women has shaped this stylish palace and gardens. Kensington Palace features exhibits related to: social history, fine art, decorative and applied art and costume and textiles. Key themes, people and exhibits in the museum include: designated collection
  6. Horniman Museum and Gardens6

    Horniman Museum and Gardens

    The Horniman Museum and Gardens holds a collection of over 350,000 related to anthropology, natural history and musical instruments. The museum is especially known for its large collection of taxidermied animals. It also features an aquarium.
  7. Chelsea Physic Garden7

    Chelsea Physic Garden

    Chelsea Physic Garden is the oldest botanic garden in London and houses around 5,000 different medicinal, herbal, edible, and useful plants. It includes a garden of medicinal plants, a pharmaceutical garden, with plants arranged according to the ailment they are used to treat, a garden of world medi
  8. Grant Museum of Zoology8

    Grant Museum of Zoology

    The Grant Museum of Zoology is one of the oldest natural history collections in the UK (dating back to 1828), and is the last remaining university natural history museum in London. It houses a diverse Natural History collection of 68,000 zoological specimens covering the whole of the animal kingdom.
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    BBC Earth Experience

  10. Strawberry Hill10

    Strawberry Hill

    Strawberry Hill is a museum in Twickenham, Middlesex. The museum features exhibits related to Literature, Decorative and Applied Art, Architecture and Agriculture.
  11. Syon House and Park11

    Syon House and Park

    Syon Park has been home to the family The Duke of Northumberland for over four hundred years and still owned and looked after by them. It is full of beauty and magnificence, of great paintings and furniture, with perhaps the finest Robert Adam interior in the country. Surrounded by its own parkland
  12. Garden Museum12

    Garden Museum

    The Garden Museum is a small museum that was founded in 1977 next to the church of St. Mary's. Visitors discover the history of gardening through a collection of tools, pictures, and books. The museum also contains the enigmatic tomb of John Tradescant, the first great gardener, and plant-hunter in
  13. Osterley Park and House13

    Osterley Park and House

    Osterley Park and House is a museum in Osterley, Middlesex. The museum features exhibits related to: architecture, social history, fine art and decorative and applied art. Key themes, people and exhibits in the museum include: robert adam.
  14. Chiswick House and Gardens14

    Chiswick House and Gardens

    Chiswick House is a Palladian villa that was built and designed by Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington, who completed it in 1729. The garden of the house is one of the earliest examples of the English landscape garden, designed by William Kent. Burlington was one of 18th-century Britain's greatest
  15. London Zoo15

    London Zoo

    Originally, the London Zoo was built to be used for scientific purposes making it the world's oldest scientific zoo when it opened in 1828. In 1847 is was turned into a public zoo and is now considered as one of the most progressive zoos in the world. The London Zoo is home to more than 750 species,
  16. London Museum of Water and Steam16

    London Museum of Water and Steam

    London Museum of Water and Steam is a museum in London. The museum features exhibits related to: science and technology, land transport and industry. Key themes, people and exhibits in the museum include: metropolitan water board, cornish beam engines, richard trevithick, thomas wicksteed, matthew b
  17. Myddelton House Gardens17

    Myddelton House Gardens

    Created by E.A. Bowles (1865-1954), Myddelton House Gardens have been refurbished and offer an impressive range of flora, fauna and historical artefacts. These gardens have a Green Flag Award.
  18. Red House18

    Red House

    Red House is a museum in Bexleyheath. The museum features exhibits related to: personalities, architecture, social history, decorative and applied art and design. Key themes, people and exhibits in the museum include: dante gabriel rossetti, edward burne-jones, william morris and philip webb.
  19. Fenton House and Garden19

    Fenton House and Garden

    Fenton House is a 17th-century merchant's house. The house was bought by Lady Binning in 1936. She filled it with her decorative collections of porcelain, Georgian furniture and 17th-century needlework. In addition to this, the museum houses the Benton Fletcher collection of early keyboard instrumen
  20. Valentines Mansion and Gardens20

    Valentines Mansion and Gardens

    Valentines Mansion and Gardens is a museum in Ilford. The museum features exhibits related to: architecture.
  21. Fulham Palace21

    Fulham Palace

    Consisting of a Tudor manor house and a Victorian chapel, Fulham Palace was used as the main residence of Bishops of London from the 11th century until 1973. Nowadays Fulham Palace houses a museum that showcases the long history of the palace through paintings and other artefacts. The palace is surr
  22. Brunel Museum22

    Brunel Museum

    The Brunel Museum is a museum in the Brunel Engine House that tells the story of one of the world’s great engineering dynasties. Brunel organised the world’s first underground concert party here in 1827, and the Museum celebrates and interprets music and theatre as well as engineering.
  23. Carshalton Water Tower and Historic Garden23

    Carshalton Water Tower and Historic Garden

    The Water Tower is a Grade II-listed early 18th century garden building, sited in the grounds of Carshalton House in Surrey. As the name suggests, this contained a water-powered pump, which supplied water to Carshalton House and the fountains in its garden. However, the building was and is much more
  24. Geology Collections, University College London24

    Geology Collections, University College London

    Geology Collections, University College London is a museum in London. The museum features exhibits related to Archives and Natural Sciences.
  25. Museum No.125

    Museum No.1

    Museum No.1 is a museum in Richmond. The museum features exhibits related to: world cultures and natural sciences.
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    Centre of the Cell

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    Croydon Natural History and Scientific Society Museum

    Croydon Natural History and Scientific Society Museum is a museum in Coulsdon. The museum features exhibits related to Archives, Natural Sciences, World Cultures, Archaeology, Social History, Costume and Textiles and Science and Technology.

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