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Natural History Museum

 

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  • The Natural History Museum is one of three museums in 'Albertopolis', a Victorian complex of grand museums. The museum itself is built on the site of the 1862 International Exhibition, an exhibition that followed the Great Exhibition and was paid for out of its profits.
  • Alfred Waterhouse charged an architects fee of 5% on the building cost of 330,000 which came to 16,500.
  • It was originally an offshoot of the British Museum.
  • The building is made from terracotta brick to help it withstand the Victorian smog and protect the artefacts inside.

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Architect
Alfred Waterhouse
Developer
Natural History Department of the British Museum

Reference Data

Reference No.
1446
First Uploaded
19-02-2006
Last Editorial Date
01-07-2015
 

Building Location

Address
Exhibition Road, Kensington, London. SW7 5BD
Council
Kensington and Chelsea
County
London
Region
London
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Proposal date
1868
Construction start date
1873
Completion date
1880
Style
Gothic Revival

Roof Height (AGL)
58.00

Total Floors (O.G)
6

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Primary Use
Museum


Construction Cost
£330,000.00
Budget Date
1880

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