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“Zoology Specimen Museum”

Grant Museum of Zoology
Ranked #109 of 1,793 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 25, 2014

I have never seen anything like this before, a whole new experience, It's easy to find, free entry, and packed with thousands of fluid preserved animal specimens and skeletons, a must if you have interest in the animal kingdom. Very worthwhile and educational.

Thank Kim H
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"university college"
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"preserved animals"
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"comparative anatomy"
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"animal skeletons"
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"natural history"
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"euston square"
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"different species"
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"stuffed animals"
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"on display"
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"victorian times"
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"treasure trove"
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"fascinating place"
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"free entry"
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"open to the public"
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"great collection"
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"great for kids"
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Reviewed February 1, 2014

This is a small place but with wonderful collection of assorted creatures in old fashioned glass jars and cabinets. Worth a look if you are passing by as it only took under an hour for me to see all the stuff. Plus it is free admission too!

Thank c0untrywalker
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Reviewed January 29, 2014

A fantastic attraction. Far more interesting than the natural history museum. Fascinating displays. Well worth a visit.

Thank Matthew B
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Reviewed January 26, 2014

Not far from Euston (ideal if you have a while to kill before your train) is this quaint museum. The museum itself seems to be in a partial time warp - Victorian cabinets and label and load and loads of bones, bottles and bi-sections. However there is a modern twist with interactive ipads.

My brain couldn't cope with examining everything in detail but there are some interesting treasures - a hairy frog, the first commercially cloned cat, a collections of bisected animal heads, a bottle of moles that you make you think 'so cute' until you remember they are bottled for a purpose.

The dodo bones didn't excite me but some of the interactive questions were challenging - do we do all we can to prevent extinction or is it just Darwinian theory progressing through the ages.

Thank KarenJSC
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Reviewed January 21, 2014

What a find! Just across the road from the main UCL University entrance on Gower Street, with the museum entrance on University Street. Only a five minute walk from Euston station, a minute away from Euston Square tube, and just a stroll from the Wellcome Collection and the Petrie Museum of Egyptology (both excellent in their own right). The Grant Museum of Zoology is a small, yet utterly sublime, 19th century museum of zoology. Basically located in one hall, it is crammed to the gills with beautiful, wonderful displays, with glass cabinets, wood panels, jars, slides, etc. etc. It is like walking back through time. Too many marvels to mention in this one hall, I think my favourite was the stunning way the huge Anaconda skeleton was displayed wrapped around a branch. One could loiter in here and come back again and again. However, I'd advise trying to visit through the week, as it seems full to bursting with families at the weekends. What a way to introduce the kids to the wonders of Nature and science though! Don't expect whizz bang electronics, computer graphics and all that guff, this is a 19th century museum lovingly cared for, preserved, and curated in all its original glory. Highly recommended.

Thank Nimitta
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