Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Natural History Museum, Baden Powell House

With our destination the Natural History Museum and the Baden Powell House, we boldly set forth towards the Westminster underground station. "Ya gotta represent" is what I was told by my boy scout when he wore his Boy Scout Troop 190 Class B shirt in London.

We arrived at The Natural History Museum early but still had quite a line to wait in until it opened. While in the queue, a group of teens came up and asked Cedar if he was a scout. It turns out they were participating in a scavenger hunt and had to find a scout and take his photo.
The Natural History Museum was on our 'must visit' list since it was the featured museum in the movie The Night at the Museum 3. We were eager to see this museum in person and the dinosaur exhibit did not disappoint.
It was fun to stroll this free museum which features a broad range of exhibits about the Earth and life on Earth. 
Directly across the street is the Victoria and Albert Museum which was quite convenient and also free, although we found it difficult to fully enjoy both of these fabulous museums in the same day. We spent the most time in the one which was featured in a popular culture movie! 

A short walk from the Natural History Museum, is the Baden Powell House and Conference Center, built as a tribute to Lord Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting. The B-P house was begun in 1956 as a hostel for scouts to use while visiting London. It features a very small scouting museum as well and is still run as a hostel where scouts can stay at a discounted rate.

4 comments:

Linda @ Friendship Tea said...

These were great places for the boys in your family to visit!

relevanttealeaf said...

Your trip was so well balanced - something of interest for everyone.

Angela McRae said...

Sounds like another fun day, and how awesome that your scout was in the right place at the right time!

Marilyn Miller said...

Oh dinosaurs and scout sightings all in one day, how very special for you all, especially for Cedar.