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Grant Museum of Zoology

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  1. Grant Museum of Zoology
    Photograph: Matt Clayton
  2. Grant Museum of Zoology
    Photograph: Matt Clayton

Time Out says

Housed in a former Edwardian library belonging to University College London, the Grant Museum retains the air of an avid Victorian collector’s house, but visitors are engaged in dialogue about the distant evolutionary past via the most modern means available, including iPads and smartphones. The museum’s 67,000 specimens include the remains of many rare and extinct creatures, including skeletons of the dodo and the zebra-like quagga (which lived in South Africa and was hunted out of existence in the 1880s), as well as pure oddities, not least the jar of moles. Don’t miss the Micrarium – a kind of booth walled with little illuminated microscope slides.


Rockefeller Building, University College London
21 University St
Tube: Euston/Goodge St
Admission free
Opening hours:
Mon-Sat 1-5pm; closed Christmas/Easter period.
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