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Grant Museum of Zoology

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Very interesting place to visit

I heard about this museum through a book called A Natural History in 100 objects, written by one of... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2018
Morro F
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Quirky, fascinating and just amazing

If you love natural history, science or just fascinated by bizarre objects this perfectly formed... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2018
Neil A
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“moles”(63 reviews)
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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21 University Street, London WC1E 6DE, England
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Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

I heard about this museum through a book called A Natural History in 100 objects, written by one of the curators of this museum. I was never insterested in zoology before but after reading the book and visiting the museum I found it a very...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Morro F
Reviewed 7 July 2018

I decided to check out the museum of zoology which is close to the british museum. You can see this quirky museum within an hour. There are a lot of rare animal and bird specimens here which could really fascinate anyone. Some of the rarest...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Bandish P
Reviewed 6 July 2018

If you love natural history, science or just fascinated by bizarre objects this perfectly formed little museum is right up your street. From the jar of moles, to the embalmed cats and sharks, not to mention the ape skeletons, this collection fo curios from the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank Neil A
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

It is just fun and funny and mad. Just go. Love it there and take everyone. Sponsor a disgusting dead thing while you’re at it.

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank tcake2015
Reviewed 7 June 2018

Small place, just one room, crammed full of animal bones, stuffed animals, and animals in jars, including things you've never heard of. The mezzanine level isn't open to the public, but don't forget to look up! Also, don't miss the micrarium, with tons of tiny...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank 234worldtraveler567
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Lovely small museum with interesting animals small & large to look at. Helpful staff. Free. Nice place to spend an hour if you're in that part of town.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Mozzie93
Reviewed 23 May 2018

The Grant Museum of Zoology is a fascinating place, packed to the brim with interesting and unusual items – dissected specimens in jars, skeletons, elephants heart, birds, reptiles, insects…….. I had my first visit there recently and will definitely be bringing some friends backs to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Jeane H
Reviewed 9 May 2018

Probably not for the squeamish! A fantastic array of specimens collected for scientific study over many years, which includes a huge collection of microscope slides on display.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Gary W
Reviewed 6 May 2018

We absolutely loved this museum. Its history is fascinating (Grant was Darwin's professor), and the collection is unbelievably interesting. It's free and easy to get to. My favorite, amongst loads of interesting objects, was the collection of bisected heads, done to study comparative anatomy of...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank ClareS32
Reviewed 1 May 2018

This museum is a little known treasure located about a 100 yards from Euston Square underground station. Admission is free and I believe the museum is open on weekdays from 1pm to 5pm. It exhibits about 70,000 zoological items. These range from the skeleton of...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank J150505
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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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