January 1864 (open competition anounced);1864 (Fowke' design);1868 (Waterhouse's design);1873-1880 (construction)
Europe->United Kingdom->England->Greater London->London->Kensington and Chelsea (borough)->South Kensington
The Natural History Museum was first designed by Francis Fowke in 1864 after winning an open design competition. He died in 1865 before his design could be implemented. Alfred Waterhouse edited his design, and is credited as the museum's architect. The museum is in South Kensington, London, England. The building is considered to be Romanesque in style and is clad in terracotta. The museum opened to the general public in 1881.