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Grant Museum of Zoology, London

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The Grant Museum of Zoology is the only remaining university zoology museum in London. It houses around 68,000 specimens, covering the whole animal kingdom.

Founded in 1828 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.

We run family activities during the half-terms and regular themed Saturdays. All of our activities are fun, hands-on and include the use of the Museum’s collections, allowing families to handle and see our specimens in a different light.

From the light-hearted to the thought provoking, our adult programme aims to amuse, stimulate and challenge in equal measure. We cover the big issues in some of our panel discussions on current developments in science, showcase exciting research at UCL with PhD students in our lunchtime talks, and entertain with our cult movie screenings and themed late night openings. Our events are often followed by a private view of the Museum, during which visitors can enjoy the Museum in a relaxed environment.

Full details of our events can be found on our website https://www.ucl.ac.uk/culture/grant-museum
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  • This museum is really interesting. I did a free guided tour which was excellent. The guide was informative and enthusiastic. I learnt so much. There is so much to see and I would definitely visit...  more »
  • This museum was insanely cool. With free admission you can’t go wrong and can spend hours inside. It is really only a room but it’s packed with preserved organisms and slides to look at. You will...  more »
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  • Another example of a freebie in London where you can't go wrong. Great for kids, lots of fun things to look at skeletons, disembodied, and for some reason a jar of moles that seems to be the most popular item I don't know why. You can spend 30 minutes you can spend 2 hours. They don't have a bathroom kind of weird but at least somebody told you which nobody told me till I got there.
  • Brilliant little gem just off Euston Road and worth seeking out. Free to roam around but if you enjoy it then go mad and leave them the fiver they ask. Full of beautifully presented, fascinating and unusual specimens from Elephant skulls to a jar of lizards. Only small and opens 1-5. Avoid the crowds and crush of the bigger attractions and get close and personal with something which may not exist anymore!!

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