Maundy Thursday, 2:40pm and it's absolutely chucking it down. My partner and I saw the queue was LONG and considered turning back and finding something else to do. Thankfully we persevered, and the queue moved very quickly, getting us in the building in around 25 minutes, so don't be put off by the sheer volume of people outside!
Entrance is free but with a suggested donation of £5. The cafe's are VERY pricey for the corner shop style food on offer so you may consider that your donation instead.
We spent 3 hours there but honestly could have even spent a little longer.
Was personally disappointed by the Human Evolution section as most of the specimens on display are casts and not originals. The information on offer in that section was very interesting though and my highlight was Cheddar Man!
The dinosaur exhibition is fascinating and definitely the main attraction. It's very geared towards children though, and some of the more interesting casts are hanging from the ceiling with little more than a tiny plaque of explanation about it, for example the Deinocheirus arms are very impressive but I'd love to have known more about this giant beast.
All in all, definitely worth a visit if natural history is your thing!
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