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ToddlerMum32 · 07/11/2021 15:00

Hi, my 3 year old is obsessed with dinosaurs so I’d like to take him to the Natural History Museum. Does anyone know approximately how long it will take to get around? And any other must see areas like the dinosaurs and the whale? Thanks!

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Tumbleweed101 · 17/11/2021 18:21

It can be a whole day out if you do the full museum. Dinosaurs, mammals and insects galleries were interactive (but haven't been since covid). Also the human body one. There's plenty to see and the building itself is gorgeous.

WakeUpLockie · 17/11/2021 18:23

We went in August with 3 year old, we were in the museum for about 2.5 hours and did most of it. The dinos bit is good!

OakleyStreetisnotinChelsea · 17/11/2021 18:27

Can take a full day if you explore everything and read things, it can take an hour or so if they do the small child run through at high speed thing.

ToddlerMum32 · 17/11/2021 18:45

Thanks very much both of you! Smile

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Binkybix · 08/05/2022 14:03

Can take a full day, and if you run out of things to do and have some spare time, the science museum is just next door :)

Singleandproud · 08/05/2022 14:10

Don't forget upstairs, I don't remember going upstairs when I was younger and suspect we just did the dinosaurs then went to the science museu but when I took Dd she literally spent two hours upstairs looking at the rocks and gems completely enthralled.

furballfun · 08/05/2022 14:12

You may have a three year old with a spectacular attention span, but if he's more typical, then a couple of hours will be plenty - you can always come back another time and see more. Having done similar trips with DD when she was 4, knowing when to cut and run definitely improved the day!

Leggingslife · 08/05/2022 14:15

I took my 3 yr old. About 2 hours in dino section, picnic lunch outside, then park for a couple of hours. That was plenty.

Singleandproud · 08/05/2022 17:13

If you don't normally live in London then the Princess Diana Park is brilliant, I took Dds pushchair when we went although she never really used it day-to-day at that point but she was able to sleep in it on the longish walk to the park, we had lunch in the queue (there's a cafe at the entrance) and then we had a brilliant time in the park - bring clothes to get wet in if you do go as there is water and sand for them to play in

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