The Natural History Museum is a world-class visitor attraction and leading science research centre and is near the Burns Hotel. The museum houses 80 million specimens spanning billions of years and welcome over 5 million visitors per year. Originally opened in 1881, it was known as the British Museum and displayed the natural history collection. Over the years, it has undergone various refits and was renamed as the Natural History Museum in 1992.
The main attractions are the Dinosaur exhibit, the Mammals exhibit, the Ecology display, The Darwin Centre and the Wildlife Garden. The Museum also hosts temporary exhibits throughout the year.