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Grant Museum of Zoology

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21 University Street, London WC1E 6DE, England
+44 20 3108 2052
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A fascinating museum but definitely not for the squeamish.

This is a small natural history museum within walking distance of the British Museum but it does... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Sandy, United Kingdom
Weird but wonderful

Quirky little museum filled with strange but wonderful things. A place to visit when you're in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom
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The Grant Museum is the only remaining university zoological museum in London. It houses around 67,000 specimens, covering the whole of the Animal Kingdom. Founded in 1827 as a teaching collection, the Museum is packed full of skeletons, mounted animals and specimens preserved in fluid. Many of the species are now endangered or extinct including the Tasmanian Tiger or Thylacine, the Quagga, and the Dodo. The Museum relocated to a new larger space on March 2011.
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21 University Street, London WC1E 6DE, England
+44 20 3108 2052
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a small natural history museum within walking distance of the British Museum but it does not get crowded like some of the larger museums in London. It is free to enter and is open to visitors from 1.00pm to 5.00pm Monday to Saturday...More

6  Thank Sandygranny
Reviewed 1 week ago

Quirky little museum filled with strange but wonderful things. A place to visit when you're in central London and want to see something more alternative than the British museum.

1  Thank ThePinkUnicorn
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Grant Museum of Zoology and Comparative Anatomy at UCL is a museum of the old kind - a teaching museum founded by Robert Edmond Grant in 1828, with its display cases full to bursting with zoological specimens, plus miniature exhibits in its Micrarium. This...More

1  Thank Ian C
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

This museum was quite small and didn't take long to walk around but was interesting to look at all the skeletons etc. It was free you can just leave a donation. Shops nearby and tube stations.

3  Thank JennyReason
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Lovely little museum. Won’t take you long to get around but some fascinating stuff in there. Nice trip for a rainy day.

2  Thank Carolmcw
Reviewed 3 December 2017

Compact museum packed with amazing items. Free admission. Virtuoso Blaschka Glass sea creatures, Walrus baculum, ancient Egyptian mousetrap, etc. Well worth visiting.

1  Thank Nadya S
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

This museum is an amazing suprise. A remarkable collection packed into a relatively small space. Well with visiting. Children will be enthralled. It is great to see museums like this still going strong.

Thank pjthants
Reviewed 23 November 2017

This is a small, tucked away natural history exhibition which has a 19th century feel about it, before museums became whiz bang "interpretive centres". Still a great introduction to the subject, and some sights you won't see elsewhere...jar of moles, anyone???

Thank spiderbait
Reviewed 22 November 2017

An unusual museum,something between a natural science museum, a museum repository (many exhibits arranged in a small space, some of them in showcases arranged at a height of 3m, so no chance to examine them in detail),high school zoology lab(in the middle there is a...More

1  Thank zuv
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

I had a budget day in London today, and as I had no money I decided to do less known free museums. The museum was easily accessible from Euston Square station and then a couple of minutes walk. As I walked in a friendly young...More

Thank Amy T
Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and
leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance
access to many of London's most popular attractions.
It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated
museums, including the must-see British Museum.
Despite an understandable popularity with students,
tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury
retain a quiet, residential feel year round and
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