Our stay in London during the Christmas holidays was rich in culinary discoveries in the many vegan and vegan friendly restaurants, but also shared moments, whether during an escape game or as part of the visit to the Natural History Museum. Because even if we had already visited this magnificent museum together, the princess has grown up since then and above all… there was an incredible Fantastic Beasts exhibition!
Absolute fans of the Harry Potter world, we inevitably fell under the spell of The Fantastic Beasts. As a result, we had to make our Christmas stay in London coincide with the discovery of this temporary exhibition. The concept? Presenting Fantastic Beasts as if they had really existed and thus transport us to the heart of the universe of Newt Scamander.
As always when we discover an exhibition in London, we are amazed by the quality and the interactive aspect of it. The Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature is one of my all-time favorite exhibitions. With tons of different displays, elements to interact with and even the egg that howls when it’s not in the water, we were amazed!
Good to know
Beyond this temporary exhibition, we can only strongly recommend the Natural History Museum, which is one of our favorite museums in the world. It’s huge, it’s full of specimens, it’s playful, and even the collection of stones and minerals is amazing. Not to mention the shops which so many treasures!
The princess loved
She really liked all the interactive elements and especially being able to make the egg howl! There were also doors and drawers that moved on their own, which was a lot of fun. She also loved the representations of life-size fantastic animals as well as the animations with beautiful projections on the walls.
The ups for kids
Your kids are over 8 years old
We advise you to find out about the current temporary exhibition. For us it was The Fantastic Beasts, but they change quite regularly. Then, try to know their preferences, because the choice is wide: dinosaurs, animals, stones, birds… You can obviously spend the day at the museum, but it is likely to be a bit long for them (and for you). Choose a section and make the most of it.
Your kids are less than 8 years old
The dinosaurs are always the stars, because there are magnificent and there are very large specimens.
Another possibility is the gallery with all the animals. Again, the kids are likely to be impressed, especially by the gigantic blue whale!
Free access, but when you book online you have the option to donate any amount you wish.
You have to pay for temporary exhibitions.
Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road in London
Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:50 p.m. (last entry at 5:30 p.m.). Closed from December 24 to 26.