The first time I met Annemari in person, I was 18 and she was 16 (a moment of ‘holy crap,’ please). I was spending three weeks in Oxford, and took a coach to London for the day to meet up with her. We found each other at the entrance to Kensington Gardens, and wandered down to Cromwell Road to visit the Natural History Museum.
By the time Annemari and I got to the Natural History Museum the Monday during our September trip, I was tired and wearing nine plasters on each foot, and I went off to sit on a bench after dramatically croaking, “Go on without me.”
(Okay, I did not say that, but I probably said something equally pathetic. Allow me the poetic license.)
I mention my pitiful state for two reasons: a) when Annemari and I first met, I still felt super awkward and tried to like, not be a disaster; not anymore; and b) this post is brief, a collection of photos I took as I trailed after Annemari throughout the dinosaur display and the mammal and reptile rooms. The mammals had considerably better lighting, though, so if you want snakes, you’re better off checking out my zoo post.
Info! The Natural History Museum can be accessed through the entrance on Cromwell Road, near the South Kensington tube station and just below Hyde Park, you know, map-wise. It’s right next to the Victoria & Albert Museum if you want to make the most of going to the area. It opens from 10 AM to 17:50 PM every day (the V&A opens later on Fridays). They usually have exhibits, some of which have entry fees, but admission to the main collection is free.
The gift shop has really cool animal plushies. We didn’t go this time, but it’s worth a mention. Nice big windows too.
Do you enjoy science museums?