Geological Museum

The word 'geology' means study of solid earth which includes rocks. It is a science which enables us to understand the history of earth, various changes that take place within the earth, etc.

Britain has its own world famous Geological Museum which was founded in 1841. It is considered to be one of the oldest single science museums in the world. The Geological Museum was earlier known as 'The Museum of Practical Geology'. Since 1985, the Geological Museum is attached to Natural History Museum. The Natural History Museum is situated in London. The museum was shifted to its present location in South Kensington.

The museum has a wide of collection displayed for the public. Among the collection housed in the museum there are rock minerals, organic remains and also several three-dimensional paintings that are useful for interpreting geology. One of the popular attractions in the museum is the Spinning Globe. The globe does not spin now-a-days, but this has not affected its popularity.

The Geological Museum is now Red Zone. This includes 'Visions of Earth', 'Earth Today and Tomorrow'; this helps to study the impact of human activities on earth. The museum is known for one of its exhibitions wherein an active volcano model was displayed.

Nearest Tube Station to Geological Museum is-

South Kensington Tube Station

1. Address & Postcode:- Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, UK

2. Contact:-

a.Phone:- +44 (0) 20 7942 5000

b.Website:- http://www.nhm.ac.uk

 
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