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Grant Museum of Zoology

21 University Street, London WC1E 6DE, England
+44 20 3108 2052
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A Fun, Fascinating, slightly Freaky but Fabulous visit to my new Favourite London Museum

First a disclaimer: I have no particular love, or even like, of things related to zoology. I... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
London, United Kingdom
Very good for an hours browsing

It is a quiet and interesting gem of zoology located 10 minutes walk from Euston Station. It is... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
South East England, 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
+44 20 3108 2052
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Reviewed 2 days ago

First a disclaimer: I have no particular love, or even like, of things related to zoology. I don't like creepy crawlies. Snakes of all size scare me rigid. And during my first attempt at dissection (of a frog) in year 9 science I began to...More

Thank JRBrookes
Reviewed 3 days ago

It is a quiet and interesting gem of zoology located 10 minutes walk from Euston Station. It is free to enter and there are some study tables so you can have a sit down and check your email :0) . It is a repository of...More

Thank Olbrit1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here one Saturday afternoon while we were in the area. I have to say it was more like a stores than a museum. Why put things on show a mile up in the air in glass cases in which you have no chance to...More

Thank breedon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A small university zoology museum housed in a Victorian wood paneled galleried hall. All creatures great and small, vials, jars, skeletons and a number of oddities and curiosities. The Rock Python skeleton and the 'woolly monkey' were particularly impressive. An interesting way to spend an...More

Thank OverTheRainbowLondon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was so pleased when I discovered this place and if I'm ever in the area with a bit of time to kill, I pop back in for a nose around. Really wonderful and impressive collection. Worth it for the jar of moles alone.

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum isn't for everyone. For those who have an interest in skeletons, and bottled specimens, however, it is quite remarkable. It is contained in just one room - is fascinating & at the same time makes me a little melancholy.. All of the specimens...More

Thank SusanPakka
Reviewed 17 August 2017 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 13 August 2017

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 11 August 2017

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 11 August 2017

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
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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