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Grant Museum of Zoology

Address: 21 University Street, London WC1E 6DE, England (Bloomsbury / Holborn)
Phone Number: 020 3108 2052
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Ranked #49 of 919 Attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums, Museums
Owner description: The Grant Museum is the only remaining university zoological museum in London. It houses around...
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Type: Natural History Museums, Museums
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Mon - Sat 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

An amazing collection, never seen anything like it before. Recommended to all. We will be back to sponsor a specimen.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

A never-ending supply of quirky animal Southland's displayed in a truly old-school museum. Small, but informative. Great lunchtime lectures on specialised topics delivered in an accessible way. Wondrous!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Indeed as its brochure declares this is 'among the most engrossing museums in London. It displays thousands of animal specimens. Many of the exhibits, most in skeleton form,are now endangered or even extinct species including the dodo, thylacine and quagga. The museum is part of UCL and is just a short walk from Euston Square station and almost opposite Senate... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Was in the area for a day trip to kings cross, so looked what was in the area. And came across this amazing museum. Jam packed with species from all walks of life. We were delighted at ever show case at just how interesting the skeletal structure was fascinating. Jars filled with just bazaar, creatures. A little gem in london.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I study at UCL and I am fortunate enough to get to do my lectures in the museum and take all the specimens out of the containers. It's just an absolutely fascinating place with so many different creatures to see. It's a really small museum but it's free and you could learn a lot. We will regularly go and look... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

If animals interest you, this a great place to visit. There are thousands of specimens on display, ranging from prehistoric fossils in rocks to skeletons of extinct animals such as the quagga, through weird and wonderful specimens of deep sea and other creatures in jars, dissections, plus free standing exhibits of enormous extinct Irish elk horns, mammoth tusks and other... More 

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London, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 via mobile

I visited with my wife after watching a movie. It's easily reached and brilliantly laid out. Free and a little hidden gem of London. Go see it before the tourists find it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This museum is a great find. It is really a university zoology department museum that is open to the public. It has old display cabinets and looks like how it must have been in Victorian times. There is a large number of animal skeletons, a few fossils and jars of pickled animal remains. It's free and worth popping around.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

One of my favorite places to go in town, so many weird and wonderful specimens to see, including a quagga skeleton (one of only seven in the world!), giant irish elk antlers, and the jar of moles to name a few of my favorites. The staff are always friendly and seem to be able to answer any question you might... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The rocky horror show of museums! Odd, quaint, quirky, yet interesting and fascinating. Great fun. I'm sure Harry Potter was around somewhere, if not, why not!!!

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