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Grant Museum of Zoology

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Open today: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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A hidden treasure bursting with exhibits

The Grant Museum of Zoology and Comparative Anatomy at UCL is a museum of the old kind - a teaching... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2018
Ian C
London, United Kingdom
Interesting place to visit

This museum was quite small and didn't take long to walk around but was interesting to look at all... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2018
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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...more
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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
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 24 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 24 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
Reviewed 7 November 2017 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 7 November 2017

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
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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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