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Grant Museum of Zoology

21 University Street, London WC1E 6DE, England
+44 20 3108 2052
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Found this little gem of a museum by accident. Well worth a visit: it's open on a Monday afternoon... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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A University Museum

The Grant Museum of Zoology is a natural history museum. It is a part of University College... read more

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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 3 days ago via mobile

Found this little gem of a museum by accident. Well worth a visit: it's open on a Monday afternoon, it's free and it's compact. If you're into skeletons of different species, specimens in formaldehyde and taxidermy - this is the place to go. My favourite...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Grant Museum of Zoology is a natural history museum. It is a part of University College London. It is used as a teaching collection of zoological specimens and material for dissection. There are many rare and extinct specimens in this museum. It is Open...More

Thank ranjanapathak
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not for the squeamish but definitely different and unusual. Will be going again and I would recommend it as a place to go if you have time.

Thank I_Jones41
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This collection is a fantastic one, with several rare species on offer. Being a part of UCL it's a 'working museum' so students are there working too. A great way to spend an hour away for the hustle and bustle of London.

Thank Graydon W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is small so you'll get through it in under an hour. But the collections are very thorough and it's fascinating to see it all. Might be gross for small children. So be sure to bring them ;-)

Thank Kirk B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great museum to visit and wander round. Free entry and a central location. Highly recommended to visitors young and old!

Thank JourneyPilot
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 12 June 2017

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

Thank IrinaS_608ZK
Reviewed 1 June 2017 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
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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