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Grant Museum of Zoology

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moles • university college • preserved animals • animal skeletons

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  • Photo of kerozia m
    6 months ago
    Good place to visit, should be opened the whole day but not just at 1:00. A wonderful place to explore fantastic creatures and animals around the world. Give it a try and you'll enjoy it. A bit creepy for people who don't like skeletons as there are some hanging on the balcony.
  • Photo of Vanessa B
    6 months ago
    Quirky and varied collection of animals...some of them inside jars! Very interesting and a good way to spend around 1 hour. No fee to visit.
  • Photo of Figs_Olives
    6 months ago
    A compact museum with fascinating exhibits and accessible to everyone from young kids to adults. My only qualm is the labelling of the exhibits-there are so many 'sponsored by' tags that often the actual description of the exhibit is no longer visible and the space becomes over cluttered
  • Photo of RajnishPathak
    6 months ago
    The Grant Museum is a natural history collection covering the entire animal kingdom, including many rare and extinct specimens. It is an avid Victorian collection with cases packed full of skeletons, specimens in fluid and stuffed animals. Free entry from 1pm to 5pm. Suitable for wheel chair access. Good and informative museum for all age persons.
  • Photo of 88happytravels
    7 months ago
    Visited as we fancied something a bit different as we've done all the usual London things before! Was intriguing & interesting - however even smaller than i realised - I'd say you really only need an hour unless you're studying everything really closely
  • Photo of Robb W
    7 months ago
    This is a single room museum packed with medical style specimens of bones, skulls, preserved animals and so on. Quite old fashioned really but the volunteer staff (whom I think are students at the University), brought it all to life and spent ages with the children exploring features of the animals. This moved it from a good old fashioned museum to a great visitor experience. Not sure if the volunteers are there all the time or only at school holidays.
  • Photo of Extralbion
    7 months ago
    My girlfriend and I visited the Grant Museum of Zoology for their late-night opening on Valentine's Day, which carried a £6 entry fee (although I believe the museum is usually free) - as the ticket price included a surprisingly nice glass of wine, however, I wasn't complaining and we certainly got our money's worth. The museum itself is basically one large room, absolutely packed full of exhibits. It's an old school approach: skeletons and various preserved animal body parts on display, pickled in jars or stuffed behind glass cases. Indeed, the museum itself is of historic interest in that sense, as it feels largely like it's been unchanged since Victorian times. That is quite fun, although it would be nice if some of the exhibits were better labelled - and a shame if the "romantic" facts they had put out on display are only for Valentine's Day, as these were some of the most interesting bits! Overall, this is a great place to go if you're in the area, but not something I would recommend deliberately seeking out unless you are particularly interested in zoology. One final note: the staff were great fun and extremely helpful.
  • Photo of Chel S
    7 months ago
    This trip tied in with a school project my son was completing on Darwin, evolution and animal extinction. The museum had hundreds if not thousands of different exhibits; this in itself fascinated my son, however what really made it a great visit was the museums young, knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff, with whom my son enjoyed stimulating conversations and activities.
  • Photo of Matt J
    7 months ago
    This is one of those museums a little off the beaten track which may have been missed on an itinerary. We were staying on Gower street looking for things to do and this museum popped up. After visiting the British museum and being a bit bored we visited this place. Its only open in the afternoon and attached to the University College London. Therefore you will find students there studying some of the specimens. Its a small museum packed with exhibits. From skeletons of Chimps to snakes or microscope slides with thousands of specimens you will find something to interest you. A must see especially if you like the natural history museum.
  • Photo of Steven V
    7 months ago
    I was up in London with an hour to spare. I had seen the Grant Museum on a website of odd places to visit. I can highly recommend spending the hour it takes to have a look around. There are some very odd things in jars, skeletons and skulls. Don't miss the 'Jar of Moles'
  • Photo of cngj
    7 months ago
    Really interesting place. Huge amount to see. Not much information about what things are other than the names on the jars. Worth a visit if you're passing.
  • Photo of Alexandra B
    8 months ago
    Excellent little museum; totally unexpected. We had an hour to kill by Tottenham Court Road and brought our 4 year old here. Slightly ghoulish for her - especially the skeletons looking down on you! - but we all absolutely loved it and will go back with our older children. Having lived in London forever we thought we knew pretty much all museums but this one had totally slipped our radar; very pleased to have discovered it.
  • Photo of Daniel L
    8 months ago
    incredibly informative, especially for a vet student! they truly used every inch of the place and each cabinet tells a story
  • Photo of johnmM754OI
    8 months ago
    I had read about this relatively obscure museum of zoology, and we finally had a chance to visit. It focuses mostly on the osteology of many animals and other specimens (it has a whole little room of microscopic slide specimens), but it is well displayed for the very small space the museum occupies. I was really taken up by the complete skeleton of an extinct species...the Tasmanian Tiger (it has a scientific name too). Last, but not least, it has a jar of about 30 moles. No one seems to know how they got there, but it's very popular with folks who go there. When I asked where it was, the gentleman at the door smiled and pointed it out. I obviously was not the first one to ask. Honestly, though, this museum is only for those with an interest in zoology.
  • Photo of Katie W
    9 months ago
    I was in London with friends for a rather unplanned day, I had heard about the Grant Museum of Zoology before but never got around to visit. We finally made it to the museum after getting a little lost. But once on the right road it was easy enough to find. The museum is a fair size and very interesting. They have a wide range of beautiful and spectacular specimens to look at. My favourites being the skulls and skeletons. It's definitely worth a look around if you are interested in this kind of thing.
  • Photo of Liblady67
    10 months ago
    This is a great little jewel of a museum. It reminded me of the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford. The displays are not for the really squeamish, but are fascinating. It was filled with children when I was there and they all seemed to be enjoying it while learning about animals.
  • Photo of Jason Z
    10 months ago
    This is a lesser-known, very small museum, but it's definitely worth your time! If you are the type of person who appreciates the odd, unique and bizarre, this is the place for you. Despite all of the skeletons and jarred specimens, it's not just for science geeks! Take a chance!
  • Photo of swpratt
    10 months ago
    Not far from Ruston and adjacent to UCL this small working museum is a working gem where you can stroll into the museum office where the zoologists are and ask them questions. Completely victorian with lots of skeletal oddities and strange things in jars it makes a pleasant diversion and also a nice place to sit and chat at the central table. I particularly liked the rarest skeleton in the world - the quagga, the jar of moles , the enormous deer and the dugong skeleton. Wouldn't like to spend the night there.
  • Photo of prw1970
    10 months ago
    It is part of UCL and is still used for training and research ( that is why it is only open in the afternoons). Housed in one large room although small it has a lot crammed into it. Normal selection of stuffed animals and bisected skulls but also a selection of stranger specimens ( some of which I have never heard of ) which had to lookup on google to learn more. All in all a very pleasant way to spend 30 minutes and ideal if going to the superb nearby Petrie museum
  • Photo of Timmide
    a year ago
    Really interesting museum with lots of specimens on show. It is part of the University and there are students their either doing research or to answer any questions you might have. Well worth a visit if you're in the Euston area.

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