A wing of the British Museum, the Museum of Natural History is one of the three large museums of London city, commenced in the year 1753, with the donation to the country by Sir Hans Sloane, a physician, from his personal collection. Later, with the addition of a second collection by botanist Joseph Banks, the requirement for a separate location for those items arose. The Waterhouse building was therefore built and by 1963 it started off as a museum in its own rights. The high-spared towers and the huge grand façade inspired by the basalt columns at the Fingal’s Cave is Scotland display most modern Victorian techniques, also in the iron and steel framework.
Beautiful terracotta features and intricately decorated ceiling panels, narrates its own story. The other buildings include the Geological Survey Museum and the Darwin Centre Building is also noted for the energy-saving glass solar wall. Over 70 million collections of artifacts and specimens vary from a wide range of unique things, including life-size dinosaur skeleton to large mammals, viz. blue whales and elephants etc is found. Other zones comprise of geological elements and large collections of minerals and stones.