London’s Natural History Museum

Sep 15, 2012 | Travel

On July 25, I visited the Natural History Museum in London. I explored it for quite a while, but I didn’t see everything. It was really hot in there the day I went, and my feet can’t stand up to long days walking on concrete and cement floors.

My first stop was obvious: Dinosaurs! I spent a lot of time in the dinosaur area, and I think I read every sign. It’s been a long time since I’ve been to a dinosaur museum and I loved dinosaurs when I was younger. When I was really young I lived by The Royal Tyrell Museum, in Alberta, which is one of the top dinosaur museums in the world. I think that’s why I love dinosaurs so much. Plus, they are huge and now I always think about Jurassic Park when I see dinosaurs.

They had some very cool animatronic dinosaurs, including a Tyrannosaurus Rex who would roar. There was a queue to walk past the T-Rex, and I was able to get a video of it. I also videotaped the Raptors. All the animatronic models are smaller than the dinosaurs real sizes, but I enjoyed seeing them anyway. There was also one that had a little dinosaur sleeping, and it would occasionally wag its tail in its sleep, like a dog.

I also want to mention the beautiful building that the Natural History Museum is in. There are animal motifs and gargoyles at each window, and I thought it was spectacular.

I also stopped by at Harrods to see it on my way back to the hotel. It was very large, very expensive, and my favorite parts were the stairways (they have themes).

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Charlotte Glaze

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