Earth Galleries, Natural History Museum - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Ever since the Earth Galleries entrance hall opened I have wanted to take a panorama of it. Kindly, the Natural History Museum granted my request to come and take this panorama. Standing among the statues of the Medusa, Cyclops, Space Man and others in a dramatically light hall with the escalator taking people up through the middle of the earth. The panoramic image was not an easy one to take, but well worth the effort.
Earth Galleries, Natural History Museum - FURTHER INFORMATION
Earth Galleries, Natural History Museum - London visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Earth Galleries, Natural History Museum' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Greater London.
The Natural History Museum in London has a second entrance from Exhibition Road, which draws the visitor into its Earth Galleries past a line of statues, as seen in this photograph, up to a long escalator which transports the visitor up into a globe representing the Earth. In this part of the museum you can explore geology, the mechanisms that made the earth, and continue to shape it today. Entrance is free. Each of the statues is 4m high, placed on a lit pedestal and includes creatures of mythology like the Cyclops and medusa, as well as representations of advancement in science like a suited space man.
From the Earth Science Galleries you can explore the rest of the Natural History Museum. The link between the two is at the back of the ground floor, behind the escalator and through a room containing large slabs of polished marbles and other rocks.
The Earth Galleries street entrance is just before the Science Museum, and a side entrance to the Victoria and Albert Museum is over the road. Other nearby London attractions include Harrods, the Royal Albert Hall, Albert Memorial, Diana Fountain, Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park.
Address and Phone
Natural History Museum
Tel: +44 (0)20 7942 5000
Travel Directions and Getting There:
Piccadilly Line : South Kensington: (Circle, District Line), Knightsbridge (Piccadilly Line).
Bus : 14, 70, 74, 414, C1 and buses to South Kensington Tube
Natural History Museum
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Tube: South Kensington (Circle, District, Piccadilly lines)