Basic Site Details

Name: Natural History Museum
Town, district or village: South Kensington
City or county: London
Country: England
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Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Cromwell RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 21864  Competition
Item 2 of 2After 1895Before 1904 Further work


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 3A & G ThomsonArchitectural practiceA1864 Unsuccessful competition design
Item 2 of 3Alexander ThomsonArchitectA1864 Unsuccessful competition design
Item 3 of 3George ThomsonArchitectA1864 Unsuccessful competition design


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Gildard, Thomas1888Greek Thomson Proceedings of the Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgow, xix (30 January 1888), pp191-209A & G Thomson
Item 2 of 4Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts1866   861 (A & G Thomson design)
Item 3 of 4Law, Graham1954Greek Thomsoncxv, May 1954Architectural Review, May 1954 (Publication of 1960 Cambridge dissertation, original at NMRS)A & G Thomson
Item 4 of 4Stamp, Gavin1999Alexander Thomson: The Unknown Genius London: Lawrence King, in association with Glasgow 1999A & G Thomson

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Builder14 May 1864XXII p347 (Thomson design)
Item 2 of 3Builder11 May 1867XXV Thomson design
Item 3 of 3Building News22 April 1864  p298 (Thomson design)

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Mitchell Library, GlasgowDrawings Collection Thomson perspective drawing in three parts
Item 2 of 2National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDrawings Collection Small Thomson perspective drawing