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Grant Museum of Zoology

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Closed Now: 13:00 - 17:00
Open today: 13:00 - 17:00
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A Hidden Gem

Only discovered its existence through a TV program. It was easy to find and really worth a visit... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Fareham, Hants, UK
Splendid museum

Found out about this small museum (part of UCL) only a couple of months ago, after 45 years of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John W
London, United Kingdom
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“moles”(67 reviews)
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...more
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21 University Street, London WC1E 6DE, England
+44 20 3108 2052
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Only discovered its existence through a TV program. It was easy to find and really worth a visit. Wonderful study of animals, fish , birds etc, mainly in glass containers or skeletons. Superbly displayed and entertaining. Excellent place for all ages, yet little known. It...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Found out about this small museum (part of UCL) only a couple of months ago, after 45 years of living in London! It is a magnificent collection, worth a good couple of hours of anybody's time. Many artefacts are EXTREMELY old, and everything here is...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank John W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I loved this place! It’s full of weird and amazing things. Yes it’s not very big it took me an hour to look at everything and I’m the type of person to really look and read things. My favourite thing was definitely the jar of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank chloeb155
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely fascinating and highly informative. The diversity of the zoological specimens on display was unbelievable and it's free admission too! But if you are a creationist, best to avoid (LOL)!

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank John W
Reviewed 28 January 2019

I have visited this stunning little museum 3 times in the last year or so. I love it there! It's a gem in the middle of the big smoke.... I could spend hours here, well I have done every time I have visited! In April...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Dee13G
Reviewed 21 January 2019 via mobile

There is simply loads to look at in this small museum. Filled from floor to ceiling with exhibits you notice something different on every visit. There are a range of specimens in jars along with many full skeletons on display. It’s free and it’s brilliant

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Louise H
Reviewed 19 January 2019 via mobile

Stumbled across Grant Museum, whilst wandering Fitzrovia. What a lovely surprise! Amazing building, with intriguing, quirky exhibits floor to ceiling. A real feast for your eyes. I particularly loved the skeletons looking over the balcony.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank G1660AHdianab
Reviewed 13 January 2019

This museum is part of University College London and is still used for teaching. The museum is actually quite small, but is packed with some of the most amazing exhibits of skeletons and other preserved zoological specimens. Even though the museum is small, it takes...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank macedonboy
Reviewed 12 January 2019

A world away from the family friendly exhibits Natural History Museum is this tiny room of wonders. Every single shelf is stacked with skeletons, fossils and jars (including a jar of moles?!) It is a fascinating, if macabre, place, and includes dodo bones and a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank livbundy89
Reviewed 10 January 2019

The first cabinet in this museum is arguably the best: it contains multiple preserved creatures, including the remains of a dead Tasmanian Tiger- a creature which has now been hunted to extinction. It also contained a jar of mole pups, lizards and many more natural...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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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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2 March 2019|
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Response from macedonboy | Reviewed this property |
Depends how into zoology you are. Between 1 to 2 hours will be enough for most people. The museums is actually quite compact, so it won't actually take that long to get through it if you're in a rush. I took about 1.5 hours... More
29 February 2016|
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