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Grant Museum of Zoology

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Closed Now: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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There is simply loads to look at in this small museum. Filled from floor to ceiling with exhibits... read more

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Louise H
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Stumbled across Grant Museum, whilst wandering Fitzrovia. What a lovely surprise! Amazing... read more

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“moles”(64 reviews)
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...more
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21 University Street, London WC1E 6DE, England
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Reviewed today via mobile

There is simply loads to look at in this small museum. Filled from floor to ceiling with exhibits you notice something different on every visit. There are a range of specimens in jars along with many full skeletons on display. It’s free and it’s brilliant

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Stumbled across Grant Museum, whilst wandering Fitzrovia. What a lovely surprise! Amazing building, with intriguing, quirky exhibits floor to ceiling. A real feast for your eyes. I particularly loved the skeletons looking over the balcony.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is part of University College London and is still used for teaching. The museum is actually quite small, but is packed with some of the most amazing exhibits of skeletons and other preserved zoological specimens. Even though the museum is small, it takes...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A world away from the family friendly exhibits Natural History Museum is this tiny room of wonders. Every single shelf is stacked with skeletons, fossils and jars (including a jar of moles?!) It is a fascinating, if macabre, place, and includes dodo bones and a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The first cabinet in this museum is arguably the best: it contains multiple preserved creatures, including the remains of a dead Tasmanian Tiger- a creature which has now been hunted to extinction. It also contained a jar of mole pups, lizards and many more natural...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Easy to visit, lots to see including several rare specimens. Family friendly with two tube stations close by. Spend a happy hour here at least, it's free!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's not a huge museum, however, in case you are near the area, definitely worth a visit. You can see human skulls, a rhinoceros skull, an elephant heart, moles in a jar, and other unusual things.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 15, 2018 via mobile

The setting is in an educational area of London. The museum itself is small but packed with some very old well cared for biological exhibits. I personally like the various skeletons meticulously put together by some very skilled biologists. It is best to bus it...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Reasonable50
Reviewed December 15, 2018

A quirky museum with a myriad of exhibits from microscope slides to the antlers of a giant deer, there's plenty to see here and you can chose to sponsor one of the exhibits too. There's no charge for entry and the museum isn't very big...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tremse
Reviewed December 5, 2018 via mobile

This is a very unknown little museum but well worth the trip. It’s free also but you can sponsor the exhibits if you like. I would highly recommend this place and the staff are excellent.

Date of experience: December 2018
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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
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Please suggest changes if you think that would be better? Monday Arrive in London 12pm Drop bags of at hotel Visit V&A Grab late lunch/early dinner Head back to hotel check in Head to Wicked Tuesday Shopping day (but could visit the British museum) Dinner Wednesday (train at 5pm) Check out early head to Euston and drop bags at left luggage Head to the British Museum Lunch Visit Grant Museum of Zoology Train home
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