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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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Unusual museum

An unusual museum,something between a natural science museum, a museum repository (many exhibits... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Bucharest, Romania
Friendly staff, fascinating content and free!

I had a budget day in London today, and as I had no money I decided to do less known free museums... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amy T
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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 2 days ago

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

Thank zuv
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An incredible concentration of remains and interiors of animals, some of which are rare to find. The name, Grant, it's referring to the teacher who collect all this zoological specimens and material for dissection and left it to the museum on his death. It's a...More

Thank Summ3rT1m3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I didn´t realise this museum existed (even having studied at UCL). I had a great visit, the Victorian style room is very photogenic and atmospheric, and the exhibits are brought to life by the captions. Really made me think about the evolution of our pets...More

Thank Anneka G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We called into Grant Museum of Zoology after a recommendation for my son who, age 11, wants to study zoology. We loved it, we didn’t know where to look and as the other reviewers say there is a jar of moles amongst other pickled specimens.

Thank jmwills
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots and lots of Jars filled with weird and wonderful animals . From Pygmalion’s to wallaroos. Ie all gods creatures !! Worth a visit a little out of the ordinary not a long visit !! Could do with better lighting in the cabinets , as...More

Thank Astrojoy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is what British Museum would look like if it was curated by Michael Palin. It is small, every inch is stacked with interesting artifacts, rare specimen and in betweeen, funny signs and comic reliefs. The jar of moles is worth the trip in itself....More

Thank gkfld
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is free to visit and is quite interesting. It is quite small and the exhibits are a bit close together but some great collections to look at. Doesn't take that much time to see everything so definitely worth a visit if you have...More

Thank Tracy T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a treat...loved this quirky museum. A treat for sore feet...not having to go thru endless rooms. Yes...items not displayed like newer museums or in newer venues. But demands your attention to see everything in each case. So many people taking their time to view...More

1  Thank islandgryl
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Free to enter and part of UCL, this wee museum fills half and hour or so easily with lots of different types of animal exhibits. A small room but plenty to see.

Thank amelia80
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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