National History Museum

During evenings and weekend the South Kensington car park is open to the public on a chargeable basis

When can I park?

Outside office hours:

  • Monday to Friday – 18.00 to 00.00 hours (midnight). 
  • Saturday and Sunday – 07.00 to 00.00 hours (midnight).

Overnight parking is not permitted.

No one will be permitted to enter the car park outside the hours stated above.

Can I book?

No bookings are taken. We operate as a normal public car park outside of office hours, so spaces are subject to availability.

Visitors to the Royal Albert Hall should refer to information below.

What vehicle can I park?

Parking is only available for cars. There are no facilities for minibuses or large vehicles to park.

How much does it cost?

Car parking is subject to availability and costs £3 per hour.  Electric vehicle charging: Please note that only 30 minutes free of charge available, a rate of £3.00 per hour is applicable after 30 minutes.

Finding us

Entrance to the South Kensington car park is via Exhibition Road, Directions to South Kensington campus parking; the postcode to use for satellite navigation is SW7 2BX

I am visiting the Royal Albert Hall

If you are visiting the Royal Albert Hall parking should be reserved through them when you book your event.

Car park booking with the Royal Albert Hall is strictly outside of office hours:

  • Monday to Friday – 18.00 to 00.00 hours (midnight).
  • Saturday and Sunday – 07.00 to 00.00 hours (midnight).

Please see the Royal Albert Hall website for more information.