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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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Gruesome and fab!!

We loved this place. Had a quick half hour so we called in and were in awe of the collection of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ruth B
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Amazing place for adults and kids!

This is just an incredible place both for adults and kids! Just one room - but with amazing... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
RJoker
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Geneva, Switzerland
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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
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"moles"
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"university college"
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"preserved animals"
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"gower street"
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"comparative anatomy"
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"animal skeletons"
in 6 reviews
"natural history"
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"euston square tube station"
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"glass cases"
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"different species"
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"stuffed animals"
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"on display"
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"victorian times"
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"treasure trove"
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"fascinating place"
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"free entry"
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"open to the public"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We loved this place. Had a quick half hour so we called in and were in awe of the collection of animal and other specimens in jars, on display or stuffed - just incredible. It was like some mad professor's lab - we absolutely loved...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is just an incredible place both for adults and kids! Just one room - but with amazing concentration of interesting stuff in it! Bones, skulls of animals (from mice to elephants), possibility to discover how animals are "built" and even whole animals. In addition...More

Thank RJoker
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful time at this museum, we especilly liked the micrarium. Although small there is loads to see. Would definitely come again!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is just brilliant. Its so unusual and pack full of plenty to see. This is defiantly for people who want to go somewhere different. But only suitable for some people due to the nature of the exhibits.

Thank Ben D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is absolutely fascinating. Only small but you'll want to spend a while here, there's a lot to take in. It's easy to find, just a short walk from Euston Square tube station, and it's not far from the Wellcome Foundation so if you're...More

Thank Sonia R
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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Visited as we were in the area, what a fab collection. There is no charge for entering and so many unusual and interesting exhibits.

3  Thank itsallaboutthedog
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

I was looking for an activity/somewhere to go with my son (9 & 7 yrs) during the half term holiday - somewhere off the beaten track.I wasn’t sure what I was expecting exactly as I only found this museum on the website. But what a...More

2  Thank SchkWttn
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

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

10  Thank Sandygranny
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

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.

2  Thank ThePinkUnicorn
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

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

2  Thank Ian C
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Nearby
Bloomsbury
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
...More
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