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“A Hidden Gem”

Grant Museum of Zoology
Ranked #145 of 1,673 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 March 26, 2010

The Grant Museum is a hidden gem for anyone interested in natural history, zoology or museums with character. It is a tiny treasure house of fossils, skeletons and preserved remains of animals, collected by the zoologist and mentor of Charles Darwin, Robert Grant. The collection is displayed in a wonderful historical setting with informative labelling and helpful volunteers to hand to help interpret the collection.

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Reviewed March 26, 2010

Little gem of a zoology museum so yes it's full of bones! But it has on display specimens still stored in their victorian cases as well as a collection of glass 'specimens' - dare you work out which these are. I walked passed till it was pointed out.

For a budding artist or just to sketch the specimens are perfect for practice. The natural museum is great but you try getting half an hour in front of a specimen there!!

Thank menaremmick
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Reviewed March 26, 2010

Although it was small, it a was fascinating and really" old school" museum experience with real specimens and refreshingly, no virtual tours or such like.It requires observational skills and I will certainly pay another visit. Helpful and friendly staff made the experience even more enjoyable.Probably good as a fairly short visit but worthwhile nevertheless.

Thank mxtinct
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Reviewed March 26, 2010

The Grant Museum is the last surviving university Zoological collection in London and it is well worth a visit. Stuffed to the gills with pickled specimens, animal skeletons and dissected creatures it feels like a stepping back into the time of Victorian fossil hunters.

Thank SaintAlbansHookie
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Reviewed March 26, 2010

Such a beautiful little museum full of fantasic specimens. It's crowded with glass cases containing skins, skulls, skeletons and all sorts of stuffed creatures - a fascinating hidden delight.

Thank amabush
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