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Grant Museum of Zoology

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21 University Street, London WC1E 6DE, England
+44 20 3108 2052
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Chamber of curiosities

Compact museum packed with amazing items. Free admission. Virtuoso Blaschka Glass sea creatures... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nadya S
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Lomonosov, Russia
Quite a surprise

This museum is an amazing suprise. A remarkable collection packed into a relatively small space... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
pjthants
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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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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.
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21 University Street, London WC1E 6DE, England
Bloomsbury
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Compact museum packed with amazing items. Free admission. Virtuoso Blaschka Glass sea creatures, Walrus baculum, ancient Egyptian mousetrap, etc. Well worth visiting.

Thank Nadya S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is an amazing suprise. A remarkable collection packed into a relatively small space. Well with visiting. Children will be enthralled. It is great to see museums like this still going strong.

Thank pjthants
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small, tucked away natural history exhibition which has a 19th century feel about it, before museums became whiz bang "interpretive centres". Still a great introduction to the subject, and some sights you won't see elsewhere...jar of moles, anyone???

Thank spiderbait
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An unusual museum,something between a natural science museum, a museum repository (many exhibits arranged in a small space, some of them in showcases arranged at a height of 3m, so no chance to examine them in detail),high school zoology lab(in the middle there is a...More

Thank zuv
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

I had a budget day in London today, and as I had no money I decided to do less known free museums. The museum was easily accessible from Euston Square station and then a couple of minutes walk. As I walked in a friendly young...More

Thank Amy T
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

An incredible concentration of remains and interiors of animals, some of which are rare to find. The name, Grant, it's referring to the teacher who collect all this zoological specimens and material for dissection and left it to the museum on his death. It's a...More

Thank Summ3rT1m3
Reviewed 7 November 2017

I didn´t realise this museum existed (even having studied at UCL). I had a great visit, the Victorian style room is very photogenic and atmospheric, and the exhibits are brought to life by the captions. Really made me think about the evolution of our pets...More

Thank Anneka G
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

We called into Grant Museum of Zoology after a recommendation for my son who, age 11, wants to study zoology. We loved it, we didn’t know where to look and as the other reviewers say there is a jar of moles amongst other pickled specimens.

Thank jmwills
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Lots and lots of Jars filled with weird and wonderful animals . From Pygmalion’s to wallaroos. Ie all gods creatures !! Worth a visit a little out of the ordinary not a long visit !! Could do with better lighting in the cabinets , as...More

Thank Astrojoy
Reviewed 24 October 2017

This is what British Museum would look like if it was curated by Michael Palin. It is small, every inch is stacked with interesting artifacts, rare specimen and in betweeen, funny signs and comic reliefs. The jar of moles is worth the trip in itself....More

Thank gkfld
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Bloomsbury
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
...More
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