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Grant Museum of Zoology

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Address: 21 University Street, London WC1E 6DE, England
Phone Number: 020 3108 2052
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The Grant Museum is the only remaining university zoological museum in...

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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Really fascinating

I really enjoyed this little museum. It's easily accessible and free! The displays they have are amazing it's so interesting! I would highly recommend to anyone to visit this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Wales, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really enjoyed this little museum. It's easily accessible and free! The displays they have are amazing it's so interesting! I would highly recommend to anyone to visit this place! Staff are brilliant also very helpful! It's free but they take donations!

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Aarhus, Denmark
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting little museum for people interested in zoology and biology. Filled with skeletons and taxidermied animals this museum might not be for small kids, but very interesting for an older audience. And its free

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really insightful museum into specimens of animals, great to spend an hour in, will definitely return :). Highly recommend!

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Thank CeireBurr
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

This interesting little museum is part of London University,is in central London, and is free! a great way to spend an hour looking at the jars of specimens and the skeletons which fill the museum. I took a twelve year old boy who delighted in the weirdness and the cuteness in many of the cases (though not always for the... More 

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

An amazing selection of animal related curiosities. Jars of moles, elephant skulls, birds, lizards, all kinds of skeletons and preserved things. My favourite part of it is a small alcove made of lightboxes with what must be thousands of slides containing bugs and tiny plants- you could look at them for hours. This place has a great feel to it,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

views of animals you will most likely have never seen before. the monkey skeletons are particularly interesting, being almost exactly as humans, adjusting for a few differences in proportions

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London, United Kingdom
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223 reviews
192 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

This place is great if you want to see a museum like they used to be 100 years ago. Funny little artifacts tucked away from the old exploriing days. Worth a visit if you're in central London.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 395 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

This fabulous little museum is like a step back in time. The exhibits are varied and somewhat strange. The chimpanzee head sliced in half freaked me out! There's something new and strange around in every corner. It's a fun, old fashioned museum which looks and feels like you've walked into Victorian England. I recommend this museum.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

It’s a must see for fans of dead things, biology, and those with a plain ol’ curiosity in need of sating! It was a brilliant place, not large, but with great specimens. They’re very well preserved, and there are some very intriguing pieces, old and new. The information cards have very good jokes and facts. It’s free to get in,... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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81 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

The museum boasts the largest collection of jarred specimens, skeletons of all swimming, flying, crawling or walking animals great or small you could imagine. We literally spent hours with the boys exploring. Fun and exciting.

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