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Monday, June 06, 2011

A truly remarkable museum full of dead stuff - The Natural History Museum

It's to be expected, a lot changes in 32 years between visits, but I was profoundly taken with a recent visit to The Natural History Museum. The dinosaurs were a massive hit with my 3 year old daughter, particularly the animatrix T-Rex, absolutely spell bound.

What I hadn't expected, and nearly missed was The Darwin Centre, a daring architectural gem encapsulated within the museum looking like a high tech egg. Within this imposing multi-storey structure was a fascinating collection of priceless artefacts and a huge library of life on earth. Whatever you do, don't miss this!

And if that wasn't enough, the humble and very unexpected gardens were a piece of welcome tranquility.

I've been to a lot of museums, this one is outstanding, multi-faceted and should be celebrated. The kind of place that makes you very proud to be British.

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