Categories GuidePosted on

The Natural History Museum: Passion for the Planet

The Natural History Museum is a leading research centre and a world class visitor attraction. The museum challenges how people think about the natural world today and it cares for over 80 million specimens covering 4.5 billion years. The museum is a must-see for anyone visiting London who is passionate about the natural world, or even slightly intrigued by our planet, for SEEN can assure you that the exhibitions here will blow your mind.

The Natural History Museum is a leading research centre and a world class visitor attraction. The museum challenges how people think about the natural world today and it cares for over 80 million specimens covering 4.5 billion years. The museum is a must-see for anyone visiting London who is passionate about the natural world, or even slightly intrigued by our planet, for SEEN can assure you that the exhibitions here will blow your mind.

The Museum was officially named the Natural History Museum in 1992, until then it was the part of the British Museum. The Darwin Centre opened in 2009 and is home to the Museum’s most important plant and insect specimens. It is equipped with state-of-the art research facilities and is in actual use by over 350 scientists from all over the world.

Since it opened its doors in 1881, the museum has been home to anything and everything from our astonishing planet: from the Victorian explorers who discovered new species of wildlife and nature from all over the British Empire to the huge whales, elephants and dinosaurs that are all on display. The much-loved Diplodocus cast has been at the Museum for 100 years! The Museum can take you to the centre of the earth and shake you to the core with its earthquake simulator, among many other attractions.

In addition to the more permanent displays, the Natural History Museum regularly holds featured exhibitions and workshops. Keep an eye on the website for new programmes to suit all ages.

www.nhm.ac.uk

The Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road
London
SW7 5BD

Seen this week

Categories DesignPosted on

Sculpture in the City, Art for Everyone

SEEN thoroughly enjoyed a preview of the 18 new artworks around the financial district’s square mile. Set up by The City of London in 2010, this excellent initiative expands its footprint every year, improving the area and proving that when people are happy, they work better.

Categories ArtPosted on

Alex Evans at the Foundry Gallery, Chelsea Quarter: LDF17

The astute reader will have noticed that SEEN loves art about London. There are many artists in this city who draw (pun intended) their inspiration from it, none more so than Alex Evans whose fractal renderings hint at the entropic nature of urban life and perhaps also our anxieties and isolation in the 21st century. His latest exhibition ‘Invisible Systems’ can be seen at the Foundry Gallery, tucked away off the King’s Road until 26th October.