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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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Description: 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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I was looking for somewhere other than the usual London museums and found this place online. The museum is free although donations are welcome and there is an opportunity to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

I was looking for somewhere other than the usual London museums and found this place online. The museum is free although donations are welcome and there is an opportunity to 'adopt' an exhibit when you become a friend of the museum. The exhibits are a mixture of skeletons, things in jars and stuffed ceratures. In all it's an incredibly fascinating... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

At a loss of what to do near Euston & found this great little museum. Quirky, very interesting with a touch of gruesome! Full of specimens of animals all set in a small but lovely old setting....well worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

The museum is University College London's Victorian teaching collection of specimens, from snakes and fish to fossils and slides. All housed in one grand d library building, the museum is small, but packed with curiosities. Great for kids and adults

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We planned to visit here, when my wife and I were meeting our 19 year-old son and later that day heading to The Art of the Brick lego exhibition and for dinner. I'd heard about the Grant before, and my wife had worked at UCL in the late 1980s, but I'd read about it more recently in The Londonist newsletter... More 

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Excellent little museum with good wheelchair access - although it is small and the spaces between displays are tight, so would recommend wheelchair users avoiding school holidays as moving around inside would be difficult when it is busy. Highly varied collection - skeletons ranging from large animals to rats and guinea pigs (which has greatly improved my understanding of what... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Every nook and cranny of this small musuem has something to look at, even looking up you get to see skeletons watching you from the balcony. A totally diverse collection of zoological specimens, including a few dinosaur fossils. You can even adopt a random specimen of a whales uterus in a jar if you wanted to. I like the small... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

There are 70,000 specimens in this one room! From jars of moles to acorn barnacles to rhinos and elephants! It is an incredible place for lovers of natural history. Completely free and only a 5 minute walk from Euston! Highly recommended!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

First of all it's free. Easy to get to, short walk from Euston Square tube. It is packed full of wonderful specimens of either the full animal of parts of, in jars (look out for the jar of moles!) There are also plenty of skeletons or parts of the skeleton, of nearly every specie of animal you can think of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015 via mobile

This place is great, so interesting with loads to see. A great selection of fish and smaller animals. Only drawback is that it's not bigger.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

A lot of things to see, free entry although gave the opportunity to donate money if you wanted. Not that close to any tube stations though. But definitely worth a look.

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