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Grant Museum of Zoology

21 University Street, London WC1E 6DE, England
+44 20 3108 2052
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Truly fantastic comparative anatomy museum

Headed to the grant museum with big expectations. Boy were they met. A small museum with limited... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Matt C
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Great & perfect to combine with a trip the British Museum

My kids LOVED it! Quite small but my kids loved it!! Quite close to the British Museum so I... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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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
+44 20 3108 2052
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Headed to the grant museum with big expectations. Boy were they met. A small museum with limited opening hours but if you are around it's worth the stop. Regardless of age there's something for everyone. Truly incredible array of skeletons including some of long extinct...More

Thank Matt C
Reviewed 6 days ago

My kids LOVED it! Quite small but my kids loved it!! Quite close to the British Museum so I suggest pairing it when you visit there. I would say we spent at least 1 hour. It was FREE

Thank UmiMaMaT
Reviewed 1 week ago

A small but cram packed place. Went with my 10 and 7yr old children. 7yr old son loved all the specimens, skeletons, and gross stuff in jars but 10yr old daughter wasn't impressed and wanted to leave when she realised the human skeleton above us...More

1  Thank Jane S
Reviewed 1 week ago

When you get tired of the chaos and noise at the British Museum walk up Bloomsbury/Gower Street toward Euston Station. Eventually you will find this delightful museum of zoological artifacts from around the world.

1  Thank Karla S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this museum after finding it on tripadvisor with my daughters aged 13 and 7. We are usually regular visitors to the larger and more well known museums, so it was a nice treat to discover this hidden gem. The museum is housed on...More

2  Thank naturesgirl1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This amazing zoological collection , at the back of UCL hospital , is the result of Victorian curiosity and exploration. It is a small hall crammed with vertebrate and invertebrate specimens, stuffed, pickled in bottles or as skeletal remains. There are also fossils. It was...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Found this little gem of a museum by accident. Well worth a visit: it's open on a Monday afternoon, it's free and it's compact. If you're into skeletons of different species, specimens in formaldehyde and taxidermy - this is the place to go. My favourite...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The Grant Museum of Zoology is a natural history museum. It is a part of University College London. It is used as a teaching collection of zoological specimens and material for dissection. There are many rare and extinct specimens in this museum. It is Open...More

Thank ranjanapathak
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Not for the squeamish but definitely different and unusual. Will be going again and I would recommend it as a place to go if you have time.

Thank I_Jones41
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

This collection is a fantastic one, with several rare species on offer. Being a part of UCL it's a 'working museum' so students are there working too. A great way to spend an hour away for the hustle and bustle of London.

Thank Graydon W
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
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