London Architecture

London Natural History Museum

Cromwell Road
London, England SW7
Basic Information
Designed by Captain Francis Fowke, but executed by Alfred Waterhouse
Type Museum
Neighborhood: Knightsbridge
More Information
  • 1864: A competition is held to find an architect for the museum.
  • 1873: Construction begins.
  • 1880: Construction ends.
  • 1880: Exhibits are brought over from the British Museum.
  • 1881: The museum opens to the public.
  • 1883: The last exhibits are brought over from the British Museum.
  • 1963: The Natural History Museum becomes it's own entity, distinct from the British Museum.
  • 1988: A gallery is built between the Natural History Museum and the Geology Museum, linking the buildings and merging the institutions.