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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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It is just fun and funny and mad. Just go. Love it there and take everyone. Sponsor a disgusting... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
tcake2015
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London, United Kingdom
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great special interest museum

Small place, just one room, crammed full of animal bones, stuffed animals, and animals in jars... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
234worldtraveler567
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Boston, Massachusetts
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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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+44 20 3108 2052
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is just fun and funny and mad. Just go. Love it there and take everyone. Sponsor a disgusting dead thing while you’re at it.

1  Thank tcake2015
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small place, just one room, crammed full of animal bones, stuffed animals, and animals in jars, including things you've never heard of. The mezzanine level isn't open to the public, but don't forget to look up! Also, don't miss the micrarium, with tons of tiny...More

1  Thank 234worldtraveler567
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely small museum with interesting animals small & large to look at. Helpful staff. Free. Nice place to spend an hour if you're in that part of town.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Grant Museum of Zoology is a fascinating place, packed to the brim with interesting and unusual items – dissected specimens in jars, skeletons, elephants heart, birds, reptiles, insects…….. I had my first visit there recently and will definitely be bringing some friends backs to...More

Thank Jeane H
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

Probably not for the squeamish! A fantastic array of specimens collected for scientific study over many years, which includes a huge collection of microscope slides on display.

Thank Gary W
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

We absolutely loved this museum. Its history is fascinating (Grant was Darwin's professor), and the collection is unbelievably interesting. It's free and easy to get to. My favorite, amongst loads of interesting objects, was the collection of bisected heads, done to study comparative anatomy of...More

Thank Clare S
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

This museum is a little known treasure located about a 100 yards from Euston Square underground station. Admission is free and I believe the museum is open on weekdays from 1pm to 5pm. It exhibits about 70,000 zoological items. These range from the skeleton of...More

Thank J150505
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

We loved this place. Had a quick half hour so we called in and were in awe of the collection of animal and other specimens in jars, on display or stuffed - just incredible. It was like some mad professor's lab - we absolutely loved...More

1  Thank Ruth B
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

This is just an incredible place both for adults and kids! Just one room - but with amazing concentration of interesting stuff in it! Bones, skulls of animals (from mice to elephants), possibility to discover how animals are "built" and even whole animals. In addition...More

1  Thank RJoker
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

We had a wonderful time at this museum, we especilly liked the micrarium. Although small there is loads to see. Would definitely come again!

1  Thank Zebrapies
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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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