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“Stop on In”

Grant Museum of Zoology
Ranked #148 of 1,611 things to do in London
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Owner description: 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.
London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Stop on In”
Reviewed 14 November 2013

This is a great little museum. Totally free and has lots of examples of preserved specimens and skeletons. It is not very big but they have certainly made the most of the space. You get to see allot of unique specimens that you would not get to see in the larger museums in London. If you are in the area it is good but you may not want to travel up just for this as it is not very large and there is not much in the surrounding area. It is well worth a look however if you are around.

Visited November 2013
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shrewsbury, england
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“A Little Gem of a Museum!”
Reviewed 16 October 2013

I found this museum by accident whilst walking around Bloomsbury. It is small and consists of many pickled specimens and skeletons of a range of species. Sounds gruesome, but is really interesting- small boys will love it; make sure they see the jar of preserved moles! The interactive screens help the public interact with what is essentially a series of static displays.

Visited October 2013
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Its a Gorilla!”
Reviewed 30 September 2013

Lovely intimate museum - my 7 year old daughter was engrossed in reconstructing a real gorilla skeleton last Saturday! and on an earlier visit got a 55 million year old fossilised shark's tooth!

Visited September 2013
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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“Interesting and quirky”
Reviewed 26 September 2013

A brilliant little museum of natural history - quirky, entertaining, amusing and educational. I very much enjoyed the curatorial sense of humour with the skeletons on the balcony - visit and see if you can spot them!

Visited September 2013
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London
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“Gem of a museum”
Reviewed 16 September 2013

Totally worth a visit for the fabulous Micrarium alone, which is a wonderful back lit cave of tiny specimens in glass mounts. The rest of the museum is stuffed full of amazing objects, like the jar of moles, which let's face it, you're not going to find anywhere else. Take your camera. You won't be disappointed.

Visited April 2013
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