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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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Fossils and preserved animals. Skeletons and many bones..I personally love it very much. Small museum and kind of hide..

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Fossils and preserved animals. Skeletons and many bones..I personally love it very much. Small museum and kind of hide..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Had a recent few days in London with the intention of seeing some of the lesser known sights. Some weird and wonderful exhibits but very informative, and it is free !! Well worth a visit ..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This little museum hidden in UCL just off of Goodge Street is well worth a visit. Check the opening hours before you leave on their website. It's a small building with a huge collection of skeletons and preservation jars that are fascinating. They have bones from a Dodo and brains from Echidna as we as jars of moles !!! If... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This museum is filled with weird, fascinating wonders that explore the anatomy of insects, reptiles and animals inside and out. In the Grant Museum of Zoology, you'll find just about everything: a jar of moles, gorilla skeletons, elephant hearts, tortoise shells, and more. It's an excellent location for those who love animals and for children interested in exploring animals in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Visited here on a Saturday afternoon after seeing a recommendation online. When we first arrived it looked tiny and we thought that we'd get round it in no time. Once you start looking around you realise just how vast the collection is. There is such a wide variation of creatures big and small. It is so fascinating and a great... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I've seen a few comments from other travellers re this superb little gem of a museum, part of University College in Central London, a stone's throw from the British Museum. All mention the quirkiness of the place. It is, but that said, it is also used daily as a study centre for zoologists. From the outside of the stone facade,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

** Mole-free review ** I highly recommend this great little museum based solely on one display: a 1m x 1m x 3m walk-in room walled with Victorian specimen slides backlit as well as any iMac. Each slide has a label handwritten by some long-gone botanist or biologist. There are even magnifying glasses on hand to encourage you lose yourself in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

an interesting diversion and fewer people than the natural history. great place to stop if you have half an hour to waste

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Brilliant little museum with knowledgeable friendly staff. Strange and wonderful exhibits. Well worth a visit kids or not.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Brace yourself this is a very odd collection. But yet so fascinating! Worth a visit and all free too. It is easy to get to and there are a lot of cool places to visit in the area. Also try the Wellcome Collection!

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Address: 21 University Street, London WC1E 6DE, England
Phone Number: 020 3108 2052
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Bloomsbury
Open Hours:
Monday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saturday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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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 throughout the week.
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