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Grant Museum of Zoology

21 University Street, London WC1E 6DE, England
+44 20 3108 2052
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Amazing little find

This has to be one of those small gems that are rare to find around London. Now as I have an... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bryn E
Warrington, United Kingdom
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Stepping back in time

We went here because this was a filming location of Penny Dreadful. It is a quaint zoological... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lancaster, California
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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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+44 20 3108 2052
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This has to be one of those small gems that are rare to find around London. Now as I have an interest in biology/zoology I found this place fascinating. It has to be one of the largest collections of animal specimens I've come across with...More

Thank Bryn E
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went here because this was a filming location of Penny Dreadful. It is a quaint zoological museum with an old time feel. It's worth a thirty minute visit if you're in the area.

Thank Herewegoonvacation
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've never seen anything similar. Different kind of museum, lots of preserved animals and skeletons.

Thank IrinaS_608ZK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with my boyfriend to have a look. It is only open in the afternoons, but even in half term it was not busy. They have a fantastic range of animal specimens preserved in jars and skeletons and even some stuffed specimens! The huge...More

Thank cam_girl26
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very interesting and fun visit for anyone interested in historical zoology and/or the slightly bizarre. As a layperson of the sciences, the visit was over fairly quickly as the museum is small, but I found it well worth visiting. I particularly enjoyed seeing the...More

Thank Anette B
Reviewed 6 May 2017

this place is nice an quiet and is full of bones, bugs and other weird and wonderful things about animals

Thank Gemma P
Reviewed 3 May 2017

We stumbled upon this whilst looking for something different to do. We'd done all of the touristy things on previous visits to london and wanted something a bit different this time - and different is definitely what we got! Although small in size, this place...More

Thank lou_91xx
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Jars, skeletons, skulls... you name it, it's there. What a great collection for the curious mind. A bit jumbled up, but very atmospheric and packed with surprises. Little ones will love it. Free. Opens daily 1pm to 5pm.

Thank Inmalondon
Reviewed 30 April 2017

We had an hour to spare before our return train from Euston Station,this little Musuem past the time nicely less than a 5 minute walk from the station.Lots of skeletons of larger animals and many more in jars if in the area with a little...More

Thank fishwickMidlands
Reviewed 21 April 2017

If you're a fan of the odd or quirky (or you just really like moles in a jar) then this is for you. It's in a great building, it's free and there's lots of strange things in glass cases you can stare at for a...More

1  Thank Cat M
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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