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Grant Museum of Zoology
Ranked #123 of 1,935 things to do in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
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 little critters. Probably not for the squeamish, but it's really interesting and it's free. Very limited hours so plan ahead.

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"preserved animals"
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"comparative anatomy"
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"gower street"
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"euston square tube station"
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"glass cases"
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"on display"
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"fascinating place"
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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.

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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 see it and check out all the things I missed the first time around. Highly recommended. Oh, and it's free.

1  Thank Jeane H
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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.

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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 the larynx. But everything was interesting, eclectic and accessible. We had a wonderful staff person explaining to us why the taxidermy orangutan doesn't actually look much like an orangutan - she was enthusiastic, engaging, and as fascinated by the objects as we were.

Go!

2  Thank Clare S
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