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Grant Museum of Zoology – A Wee Gem

Grant Museum of Zoology – A Wee Gem

The Grant Museum of Zoology is a fascinating, wee gem of a must visit London museum which houses around 67,000 specimens from all over the UK including skeletons, mounted animals and wee beasties that have been preserved in jars and display cases – some of which look slightly gruesome! Some of the species on display include the Tasmanian Devil, Dodo,  jar full of moles, skeleton of the extinct Quagga and much, much more.

The Grant Museum of Zoology which is the only remaining university zoological museum in London is a fantastic way to spend an hour or so, and best of all it is free entry. Why not combine a visit to the Grant Museum by  visiting another wee gem of a free museum which is situated only 5 minutes away, the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology.

Situated less than 5 minutes walk from Euston Station, just off of Gower Street the Grant Museum of Zoology is easy to find. This museum is has it all, it is educational, bizarre, quirky, freaky and most definitely an entertaining place for all the family to visit…

The Grant Museum of Zoology
Rockefeller Building
University College London
21 University Street
London WC1E 6DE
Opening Times: Monday – Friday 1-5pm.


  1. I’d love to poke around here. I love this kind of stuff. Wish there was something similar here.

    Have a terrific day. 🙂

  2. Couldn’t agree more – I love gruesome, quirky exhibitions and thought this place was great I wasn’t sure when I would be able to get to it because it’s annoyingly shut on weekends and after work, but last year they opened this, and the surrounding exhibitions for a free treasure hunt! Amazing. If you don’t have weekday time to get here then I would thoroughly recommend the Hunterian Museum, or the Wellcome Collection

  3. Oooh, that looks like a nice alternative to the Natural History Museum. I might try it out.

  4. Just visited there last week. It was fantastic and you’re so right what a gem.

    I spent the whole time gasping in both awe and shock at some of the things on display. Fabulous, I really would recommend this to my friends to visit.

    A small museum but it packs a punch.

  5. Comedy Plus, it is a fun and intersting museum to explore.

    Jamina, the opening times are not the best that is for sure. I need to fully explore the Wellcome Colleciton one of these days.

    Emm, it is worth a visit.

    LLM, it is small, but there is a lot to see and another good point they have knowledgeable people there to answer any questions people may have.

  6. Love to visit that place. The animals there in the museum looks very ancient. By the way thanks for sharing this, I had so much fun looking at the pictures.

  7. Ashleen, some of them are indeed ancient. It is fun place to visit…