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Grant Museum of Zoology and Comparative Anatomy

The Grant Museum of Zoology is the only remaining university zoological museum in London. It houses around 67,000 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.

Look out for...

  • Jar of preserved moles
  • Anaconda skeleton
  • The Negus collection of bisected heads
  • The brain collection
  • Dodo bones
  • Gaint deer antlers

Museum Facilities

  • Cafe

  • Restaurant

  • Shop

  • Audio Guide

  • Tour Guide

  • Photography

  • Wheelchair Access

  • WiFi

  • Venue Hire

  • Available

  • Not allowed

  • Unconfirmed

  • Prior permission required.

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London Area: Central


  • Grant Museum of Zoology
  • Rockefeller Building University College London
  • 21 University Street
  • London
  • WC1E 6DE


  • TFL Zone

    Zone 1

  • National Rail

    • Euston


    • Euston
    • Euston Square
    • Warren Street


    • Euston

    Bus Numbers

  • 10, 14, 24, 29, 73, 134, 390,

FREE Admission

Open Hours
Monday 13:00pm 17:00pm
Tuesday 13:00pm 17:00pm
Wednesday 13:00pm 17:00pm
Thursday 13:00pm 17:00pm
Friday 13:00pm 17:00pm
Saturday 13:00pm 17:00pm

Contact Details

Phone 020 3108 2052
Website Grant Museum of Zoology and Comparative Anatomy
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