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“A hidden gem”

Grant Museum of Zoology
Ranked #139 of 1,695 things to do in London
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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.
Reviewed February 3, 2013

We came across this museum as we were walking towards the British Museum...we never made our initial destination, given the inspirational nature of this venue. If you love zoology, this museum is a must. If you have no previous knowledge of this area, you will learn so much here. Great for families and children...lots of shelves full of display cases and skeletons of animals, current and extinct. I learnt so much about animals and the staff are so helpful and enthusiatic. What is more, it is free to enter!

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Reviewed January 21, 2013

Anyone with an interest in zoology, anatomy, or just plain curious will love this museum! It is only one large room, stuffed with shelves and display cases, but it absolutely typifies the spirit of all those Victorian explorers who went off to different parts of the world, bringing back what were then seen as exotic specimens in jars and cages. From enormous Elk antlers to spiny Pufferfish, from a jar of preserved moles (I can understand one - but a jarful?) to Dodo bones, skeletons and all things curious and zoological. what is not to like?

If you are in a hurry, you can look round the whole place in abot 20 minutes, but that would be a shame. They welcom students who want to sketch the exhibits - stay a while and enjoy.

Weird, but wonderful - a must see if you are in london with an hour to spare, about 5 mins easy walk from Euston Square tube station

Thank IanG3
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Reviewed January 16, 2013

I went to the Grant Museum a couple of weeks ago and found the jars of animals, the bones and the whole place a magnificent wonder. Lots to see, find out about and marvel out, I would recommend to anyone with a spare couple of hours in the area.

Also, the staff on the front desk were very helpful and answered all our questions with patience and were very informative. I've signed up to their newsletter (very interesting, easy to read and informative) so would also recommend doing that, I just got one through and found out about new events going on in February and i'm excited to book the (mostly free) upcoming things to do!

Thank leizahart
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

The designers worked hard on making rhe museum accessible, and it shows. A really awe inspiring collection, if a bit gory at times.
Come and look.

Thank Tomwig
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Reviewed November 11, 2012

Excellent museum, lots of interesting "pickled" animals and skeletons. Ipads around the museum with questions to answer about climate change, animals in danger of extinction, and whether money should be spent on breeding programs etc. I found some of these questions really hard to answer! Some of the exhibits are over 100 years old, some extinct, some rare and even some common domestic animals can be seen here. This is a must see museum which is open Mon - Sat and is FREE to visit. Don't miss it.

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