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Virtual Tour of London's Natural History Museum

Suitable for 4-100 years

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Google Arts & Culture has a free virtual collection of over 500 museums and galleries from all over the world that you can access straight from your mobile phone.

Not only is the Natural History Museum an iconic landmark, it's a doorway to millions of years of history. Home to over 80 million amazing plants, animals, fossils, rocks and minerals it's your chance to discover some of the weirdest and wildest things our world has to offer. 

How it works: 

On your desktop? 

  • Click more info to head to the tour
  • To start the tour click the yellow man on the right hand side of the screen 
  • When you are in the tour to move click your curser when the direction arrow appears 
  • To turn around use the compass on the right hand side of the screen 
  • It may help to zoom out sightly (using the controls on the right hand side of the screen) to help you see more of the picture 

On your mobile? 

  • We recommend you download the Google Arts & Culture App (available on Apple and Android devices) 
  • To start the tour click the yellow man on the right hand side of the screen 
  • Swipe or tilt your screen to move the camera
  • Tap the Screen to move forward

Did you know? The Natural History Museum was opened to the public in 1881. Its first exhibition was a collection of human and animal skeletons that belonged to the physician and naturalist Sir Hans Sloane – who was also, funnily enough, the inventor of hot chocolate!

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Dates and Prices
  • The Google Arts & Culture is free to use on all platforms