London Architecture

Natural History Museum

Cromwell Road
London, England SW7 5BD
Basic Information
Designed by Captain Francis Fowke
Type museum
Neighborhood: Kensington and Chelsea
Bounding Streets:
Cromwell Road
Queen's Gate
Museum Lane
Exhibition Road
More Information
  • 1864: A contest was held to come up with designs for the museum.
  • 1873: Construction began.
  • 1880: Construction finished.
  • 1963: The Natural History Museum because its own museum, no longer a department of the British Museum.
  • 1992: The British Museum (Natural History) became the Natural History Museum.
  • 1986: The Natural History Museum absorbed the Geological Museum next door.