The Natural History Museum in London has unique, the biggest not only in Britain, but also in the whole world, the most valuable botanical, entomological, mineralogical, zoological and paleontological collections. Unique jewelry, skeletons of exotic animals and mysterious plants - this and more attract more than millions of visitors annually. Here are some interesting facts about the museum.
1. Natural History Museum was founded in 1881. Its construction lasted 7 years - from 1873 to 1880. By 1963 the Natural History Museum was the part of the British Museum.
2. In the museum you can see a piece of the Moon. This stone was brought to Earth by the astronauts of the Apollo-16 expedition in 1972.