The Natural History Museum is free!
Unfortunately, I visited later than planned and only an hour and a half before closing time and so did a whirlwind tour of the exhibits across the variously coloured zones; weaving around parents and their wonder-rooted offspring while eye-skimming taxidermy displays and fossil, gem and mineral collections.
My hurricanesque momentum was eventually halted by a traffic jam at the elevated walkway of the popular dinosaur exhibit.
The walkway then descends and meanders into a dimly lit room inhabited by a life-size, animatronic T-Rex with a fearsomely toothed mouth that opens wide as a precursor to emitting mighty roaring sounds.
Next, I visited a creepy crawly installation and the earthquake and volcano exhibit.
Eventually, I landed in a Noah’s ark type space populated with large stuffed mammals – elephants, giraffes, rhinos, etc.; all on display beneath a suspended, life-size model of a blue whale.
By this time the museum closed and invigilators began herding everyone towards the exits.
She advised me to put a brochure of the museum on the montage.