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Grant Museum of Zoology

21 University Street, London WC1E 6DE, England (Bloomsbury / Holborn)
020 3108 2052
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Ranked #93 of 1,098 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 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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Warsaw
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58 reviews 58 reviews
33 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Be prepared to spend time there - the place is PACKED with exhibits, some very unusual. My sons, 14 and 12 loved it.

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
43 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

My 10 year old and I found this place by accident whilst killing time waiting for a train at Euston station and I'm so glad we did. It's open 1 - 5 in the afternoon, Mon to Sat and the admission is free! To give you a flavour, my son thought it would be what the zoology department at Hogwarts... More

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UK
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84 reviews 84 reviews
4 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This is a really classic old-fashioned museum with exhibits crammed into every corner. There is simple labelling, and you can see everything in under an hour. The staff are helpful and enthusiastic. It is sad to think that all these exhibits were once beautiful animals. We felt particularly sorry for the moles: OK, so one mole could be justified for... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Off the beaten track a little but well worth a visit. Full of curios and the bizarre. Staff very helpful and knowledgeable. Some excellent displays. Kids will love it.

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Perth, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Amazing samples and artefacts from a previous era. The anaconda skeleton, elephant heart and mammoth tusk are examples of some of the numerous oddities on display. Kids and I were enthralled as we moved from display cabinet to display cabinet trying to work what the skeletons and preserved specimens were. The insect cross section viewing area was amazing. Small museum... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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75 reviews 75 reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We've been to London quite a bit, so I was looking for somewhere new. My husband was very skeptical but later said it was one of his favorite places. We both had a great time in this small, quirky, working museum. Totally worth a visit.

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toronto
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Loved this place, small museum but a cabinet of hundreds of curiosities! You can adopt a skeleton too! Somewhere to go if you don't want to do the typical sights or if you live in London. Greta for kids and science enthusiasts.

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

this is perhaps my favourite museum of all - just how a museum ought to be, stuffed to the rafters with wonder. None of those nasty interactive displays, or failed attempts at explaining everything to everyone, just the beauty and fascination of nature morte in all it's forms. and it's free

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

One of the best one hour, free attractions for a curious youngster to experience in Central London, and I'm 55! Tour the animal kingdom through displays of their skeletons. See how a dog's skull changes shape whilst it develops; wonder at the amazing skulls of different elephant species and identify mammals, birds, reptiles and invertebrates as you walk around the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

It's easy to overlook this small museum considering its more famous bigger brothers and sisters in London. I'd highly recommend giving it a look if you are in the Euston/Bloomsbury area. Personal favorite: the jar of moles!

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