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Grant Museum of Zoology

Address: 21 University Street, London WC1E 6DE, England (Bloomsbury)
Phone Number: 020 3108 2052
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Ranked #108 of 2,399 things to do 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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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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London, United Kingdom
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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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

A visit here is like stepping back in time to the early days of dissection and anatomical discovery. I stumbled across this by accident on the way to the Petrie Museum. Both are part of University College London, close to Euston Square underground station. The museum is just one room, but is crammed full of glass cabinets filled with the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

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

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

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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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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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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