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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 #79 of 1,100 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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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

If you are in the Baker Street area, this one (large) room museum of animal curiosities is perfect for an hour long meander. It is free and close to several tube and bus stations, so is easy for a quick visit. Opening hours are Monday through Saturday, 1pm to 5pm. Definitely worth a visit and great for kids as well... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We have visited the 'Grant' today with our 4 year old son and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. We were looking for something different to do that was cheap, not too far away and would suit us all. We got on the trip advisor app and found people had recommended this place. We have had a lovely afternoon out, this... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

If you are interested in animals and science I would recommend a visit to this museum! It's nice and small so only takes an hour, would be great to see even more facts around to learn about the specimens on show!

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Vancouver, Canada
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134 reviews 134 reviews
89 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This reminds of the kind of place your creepy uncle might have. No really, it's weird. I came here after visiting the Hunterian Museum and expected the same thing but it's not at all. This place is much more animal, obviously it's a museum of Zoology, and much more weird. It's free, that's a selling point, and easy to get... More

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Warsaw
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60 reviews 60 reviews
35 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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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81 reviews 81 reviews
48 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
7 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
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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
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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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107 helpful votes 107 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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