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Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum in London is home to 70 million life and earth science specimens, falling within five main collections: Botany, Entomology, Mineralogy, Palaeontology and Zoology. The Natural History Museum also houses a library which is access by appointment only due to the important journals and manuscripts contained within.

Designed by Alfred Waterhouse and opened in 1881, the NHM is located on Exhibition Road in South Kensington, also home to the Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum. In 2010 a BBC documentary series was filmed allowing the public unprecedented access behind the scenes and explored the museum’s rich history.

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