Taking in History

The nice thing about London is…although nearly everything is expensive, most of its museums are free.  If you have a day to fill and you haven’t been, give the Natural History Museum some consideration.

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Ashley’s in snowy Chicago and it’s a bit quiet in London.  In an effort to pass the time until I visit in December, I took the liberty last weekend to finally make my way to the Natural History Museum.

The building itself is one of the most impressive parts about this place.

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Upon entering I was greeted by the famous Dippy, which Wikipedia tells me is a 105-foot (32 m) long replica Diplodocus carnegii skeleton.

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The museum covers hundreds of topics such as biology, memory, learning and languages, mammals, dinosaurs and there are always temporary exhibits you can visit if you pay a bit.  After spending the day wandering around the various exhibits I was time to go.  The sun had set.

As it was December, the ice rink was lit up in the night.

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The museum is free, however, there is a suggestion donation of £5. Exhibits are priced independently of the free portion of the museum.

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