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Grant Museum of Zoology

UCL Rockefeller Building | 21 University Street, London WC1E 6DE, England (Bloomsbury / Holborn)
020 3108 2052
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Ranked #67 of 1,041 attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Natural History Museums, Museums
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... more » 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. « less
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Basel, Switzerland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

My boyfriend and I love to learnt about our planet and the creatures that inhabit it and we enjoyed the Grant museum very much. Although the museum is quite small it housed an impressive selection of specimens. Entrance is free and if you're around Warren Street area it's worth giving it a visit. One word of warning, if preserved creatures... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I love the Grant Museum. Be sure to check out the case of exquisite little glass insects, and the jar of moles - and why not adopt a specimen while you're there?

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This FREE museum of natural history is a gem in London, near Euston rail station and easy to access via bus and tube. It's a pleasure to see so many natural history specimens and to have the space to explore up close. The micrarium is an exhibition dedicated to microscope slides. This fires the imagination and draws you into their... More

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London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

free so why not?! it's small which is the only let down as I could have been persuaded to stay for hours! Really ranged from the small (and slightly gruesome jarred specimens) to amazing skeletons. there was even a stand-in light box showing the tiniest specimens on slides. all very well documented with enough explanation where needed.

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York, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Don't change a thing! Nothing interactive, just cases full of stuff. I've never been somewhere with so many people just stunned at what they're viewing. Just debating which specimen to adopt. Plan to come again.

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

I have never seen anything like this before, a whole new experience, It's easy to find, free entry, and packed with thousands of fluid preserved animal specimens and skeletons, a must if you have interest in the animal kingdom. Very worthwhile and educational.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

This is a small place but with wonderful collection of assorted creatures in old fashioned glass jars and cabinets. Worth a look if you are passing by as it only took under an hour for me to see all the stuff. Plus it is free admission too!

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014 via mobile

A fantastic attraction. Far more interesting than the natural history museum. Fascinating displays. Well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Not far from Euston (ideal if you have a while to kill before your train) is this quaint museum. The museum itself seems to be in a partial time warp - Victorian cabinets and label and load and loads of bones, bottles and bi-sections. However there is a modern twist with interactive ipads. My brain couldn't cope with examining everything... More

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139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

What a find! Just across the road from the main UCL University entrance on Gower Street, with the museum entrance on University Street. Only a five minute walk from Euston station, a minute away from Euston Square tube, and just a stroll from the Wellcome Collection and the Petrie Museum of Egyptology (both excellent in their own right). The Grant... More

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