Of course, there were even more dinosaurs further inside the museum, and they seemed to be the main attraction for the many visitors, many of whom were children - perhaps the free entrance adds to the attraction for families. They have a lot of special programs for school children - we saw hoards of little girls in white coats, carrying clipboards, being Dino-scientists! Unfortunately, this option was not available for adults...
If you ever have a rainy day in London, I can really recommend this place.
|The details are charming.|
|All individually fantastic pieces of art, used to decorate the ceiling.|
|From one of the side galleries.|
|View from the top floor; the statue of Charles Darwin throned on the stair opposite.|
|The top jewel, a slice of a Redwood Tree.|
|The modern extensions have a completely different design, |
but works well with Waterhouse´s original style.
|The SOE, special operations executive, which supported resistance |
in occupied territory during World War II, had offices in
the building where agents were trained in using "specialised military equipment".
|They have so many skeletons that they display them on two floors in a single room, leading the visitors through on up-hoisted gangways.|
|This fleshed out specimen had sound effects. Very Jurassic Park.|
|Boy pondering a dino nursery.|
|Some theories as to why they died out. I sympathise with this, though I doubt it...|
|... and this, I want to believe!|