Grant Museum of Zoology
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
Grant intended his eclectic museum collection to act as a teaching tool, a purpose it still fulfils today.
Some parts of the museum are like a time capsule; full of Victorian atmosphere. There are mounted (stuffed) animals, animals preserved in fluid jars, and cases full of skeletons.
One of most fascinating aspects of the museum is that it boasts examples of species that are now extinct or rarely found today, including the dodo, thylacine, Tasmanian tiger, giant snail, and quagga. Where else could you see the skeleton of a gorilla that once hugged HG Wells?
The Grant Museum presents a range of educational opportunities, including free school workshops and hands-on family events. There are also a series of adult evening talks and exhibitions.
About Grant Museum of Zoology
Address: Darwin Building, Department of Biology, University College London, London, 21 University Street, Greater London, England, WC1E 6DE
Attraction Type: Museum
Location: At the corner of University Street and Gower Street. The nearest underground station is Euston Square
Website: Grant Museum of Zoology
Phone: 020 3108 2052
Photo Credit: Roger Templeman, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
Nearest station: Euston Square - 0.2 miles (straight line) - Zone: 1
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