Grant Museum of Zoology

 
 
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Rockefeller Building University College London, Bloomsbury, 21 University Street, London WC1E 6DE 
 
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Mon to Sat 1pm-5pm | Closed Bank Holidays, Christmas & Easter
 

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Grant Museum of ZoologyUniversity College London's Grant Museum of Zoology houses around 62,000 specimens amounting to a diverse natural history collection covering the whole of the animal kingdom. Founded in 1827, the museum retains an air of the avid Victorian collector with cases packed full of skeletons, mounted animals and specimens preserved in fluid. Endangered or extinct animals in the collection include the Dodo, the Thylacine (or Tasmanian Wolf), and the Quagga - one of only seven skeletons of the extinct zebra-like creature in the world. Not for the squeamish, but fascinating none the less, are Sir Victor Negus's collection of bisected heads.

 

Grant Museum of Zoology events

 
Show'n'Tell: Chagos IslandsShow'n'Tell: Chagos Islands25th September 2014Thursday 25th September 2014 Where:
Grant Museum of Zoology,   Rockefeller Building University College London  21 University Street    WC1E 6DE
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Free EventOn Soon
Show'n'Tell: Chagos Islands
event > Leisure | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Thursday 25th September 2014 - 1pm-2pm
Show'n'Tell: PeatlandsShow'n'Tell: PeatlandsFind out more about Hannah Robson's research investigating the UK's most globally significant wildlife area, the Flow Country peatlands of Northern Scotland, and animals that live there.8th October 2014Wednesday 8th October 2014 Where:
Grant Museum of Zoology,   Rockefeller Building University College London  21 University Street    WC1E 6DE
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Free EventOn Soon
Show'n'Tell: Peatlands
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Wednesday 8th October 2014 - 1pm-2pm
Find out more about Hannah Robson's research investigating the UK's most globally significant wildlife area, the Flow Country peatlands of Northern Scotland, and animals that live there.
Drawing Life IIDrawing Life IIExplore and experiment.8th October 2014Wednesday 8th October 2014 Where:
Grant Museum of Zoology,   Rockefeller Building University College London  21 University Street    WC1E 6DE
Category: event
On Soon
Drawing Life II
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions
PRICING  Free, booking is essential
DATES  Wednesday 8th October 2014 - 6.30pm-8.30pm
Explore and experiment.
Focus On The PositiveFocus On The Positive16th October 2014Thursday 16th October 2014 Where:
Grant Museum of Zoology,   Rockefeller Building University College London  21 University Street    WC1E 6DE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Focus On The Positive
event > Comedy > Stand-Up | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Thursday 16th October 2014 - 7pm-9pm
Show'n'Tell: Soda LakesShow'n'Tell: Soda Lakes22nd October 2014Wednesday 22nd October 2014 Where:
Grant Museum of Zoology,   Rockefeller Building University College London  21 University Street    WC1E 6DE
Category: event
Free Event 
Show'n'Tell: Soda Lakes
event > Leisure | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Wednesday 22nd October 2014 - 1pm-2pm
Marvellous MammalsMarvellous MammalsFamily activity.27th October 2014Saturday 1st November 2014 Where:
Grant Museum of Zoology,   Rockefeller Building University College London  21 University Street    WC1E 6DE
Category: event
Free Event 
Marvellous Mammals
event > Kids Events | PRICING  Free  
DATES  27th Oct to 1st Nov 2014 - 1pm-4.30pm
Family activity.
Grant Museum After Hours: Halloween Late OpeningGrant Museum After Hours: Halloween Late Opening31st October 2014Friday 31st October 2014 Where:
Grant Museum of Zoology,   Rockefeller Building University College London  21 University Street    WC1E 6DE
Category: event
Free Event 
Grant Museum After Hours: Halloween Late Opening
event > Leisure | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Friday 31st October 2014 - 6.30pm-9pm
Drawing Life IIIDrawing Life IIIExperiment and explore.12th November 2014Wednesday 12th November 2014 Where:
Grant Museum of Zoology,   Rockefeller Building University College London  21 University Street    WC1E 6DE
Category: event
 
Drawing Life III
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions
PRICING  Free, booking is essential
DATES  Wednesday 12th November 2014 - 6.30pm-8.30pm
Experiment and explore.
Explore ZoologyExplore ZoologyEver wondered what the skin of a python feels like or how sharp a shark's tooth is or how many spots a leopard has?15th November 2014Saturday 15th November 2014 Where:
Grant Museum of Zoology,   Rockefeller Building University College London  21 University Street    WC1E 6DE
Category: event
Free Event 
Explore Zoology
event > Kids Events | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Saturday 15th November 2014 - 1pm-4.30pm
Ever wondered what the skin of a python feels like or how sharp a shark's tooth is or how many spots a leopard has?
Grant Museum After Hours: The Price of the PouchGrant Museum After Hours: The Price of the Pouch18th November 2014Tuesday 18th November 2014 Where:
Grant Museum of Zoology,   Rockefeller Building University College London  21 University Street    WC1E 6DE
Category: event
Free Event 
Grant Museum After Hours: The Price of the Pouch
event > Tours > Guided Tours - Museums & Galleries | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Tuesday 18th November 2014 - 6.30pm-9pm
 

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Grant Museum of Zoology  Quagga - photo by Sarah Parker  

   
Grant Museum of Zoology - Quagga - photo by Sarah Parker

Grant Museum of Zoology Quagga - photo by Sarah Parker 

LondonTown.com - Grant Museum of Zoology Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Euston Square Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Warren Street Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Camden Road Overground Station
 
25 minutes walk
 
Euston Railway Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Euro Car Parks
 
6 minutes walk
 
Collingwood House NCP
 
7 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

Further articles featuring Grant Museum of Zoology on LondonTown.com

 
Family Fun

Easter Egg-Laying Animals Grant Museum of Zoology, WC1E 6BT 2nd-4th, 12th & 13th April 2012 During the Easter holidays the Grant Museum is exploring the wonderful...

 
 
London Calendar 2014

Discover the best of London's entertainment this year with our comprehensive guide to 2014's top events. From theatre to art and music to sport, London in 2014 has something for everyone - so read on to find out what London town has to offer.

 
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Hotels near Grant Museum of Zoology

Near Grant Museum of Zoology
Radisson Blu Edwardian Grafton Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £61  42% off
130 Tottenham Court Road, W1T | 3 minutes from Grant Museum of Zoology
With 330 rooms, this West End venue conforms to the Radisson brand, offering a wide choice of rooms, smart, modern surroundings - with Asian-influenced touches and ... More
 
 
 
Regency House Hotel
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £60  40% off
71 Gower Street, WC1E | 3 minutes from Grant Museum of Zoology
For those who fancy staying in a hotel with a piece of English history, the Regency House Hotel should be first pick. Dating back to the ... More
 
 
 
TheWesley Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £54  35% off
81-103 Euston Street, NW1 | 4 minutes from Grant Museum of Zoology
This 4 star independent hotel located in Euston, prides itself in being the first award winning Ethical Hotel in the UK. The Standard Rooms, Superior ... More
 
 
 
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Alternative Museums nearest Grant Museum of Zoology

Nearest to Grant Museum of Zoology
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Wiener Library
London > Attractions > Museums
29 Russell Square, WC1B | 6 minutes from Grant Museum of Zoology
The Wiener Library is the world's oldest library dedicated to the study of the Holocaust, its causes and legacies. The library also hosts a regular programme ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
British Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 9 minutes from Grant Museum of Zoology
If you wanted to thoroughly explore the British Museum, it would take months, if not years. Over seven millions objects from all over the world are ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
RIBA Gallery
London > Attractions > Museums
66 Portland Place, W1B | 9 minutes from Grant Museum of Zoology
A new public gallery at the Royal Institute of British Architects HQ opens in February 2014. This venue will feature exhibitions of material from the vast ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Grant Museum of Zoology

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Grant Museum of Zoology
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bolivar Hall at Venezuelan Embassy
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
54-56 Grafton Way, W1T | 3 minutes from Grant Museum of Zoology
Part of the Venezuelan cultural complex located at 54 Grafton Way in Fitzrovia, London, Bolivar Hall first opened its doors to the public in 1986 as ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Wellcome Collection
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
183 Euston Road, Bloomsbury, London NW1 | 3 minutes from Grant Museum of Zoology
A major cultural venue costing £30 million, the Wellcome Collection combines three galleries: 'Medicine Man', 'Medicine Now' and 'special exhibitions'. In addition you'll find the famous ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Pollock's Toy Museum
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
1 Scala Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 4 minutes from Grant Museum of Zoology
Crammed inside two townhouses (one 18th, the other 19th century) on a pretty sidestreet you'll find this historic haven for toys of all kinds. Named after ... More
 
 
 
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Events near Grant Museum of Zoology

Near Grant Museum of Zoology
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Evita
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 16th September to 1st November 2014
Dominion Theatre, 268-269 Tottenham Court Road, W1T | 10 minutes from Grant Museum of Zoology
Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Evita comes to London's Dominion Theatre for 55 shows from September 2014. With a number of previous adaptations, including the ...More
 
 
 
Miss Saigon
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 3rd May to 25th October 2014
Prince Edward Theatre, 28 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 13 minutes from Grant Museum of Zoology
Miss Saigon makes a welcome return to London's West End in 2014, taking to the stage at the Prince Edward Theatre. The musical by Claude-Michel Schonberg ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Once
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 16th March 2013 to 4th July 2015
Phoenix Theatre, Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 13 minutes from Grant Museum of Zoology
Having taken Broadway by storm, winning eight awards at the 2012 Tony Awards including Best New Musical and Best Actor, the musical Once comes to London's ...More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Grant Museum of Zoology

Near Grant Museum of Zoology
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bloomsbury Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
15 Gordon Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 3 minutes from Grant Museum of Zoology
Owned and part-funded by University College London, the Bloomsbury was completed in 1968 on the site of a bomb-damaged church. The years have not been kind ... More
 
 
 
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The New Diorama Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
15-16 Triton Street, Regents Place, Fitzrovia, London NW1 | 7 minutes from Grant Museum of Zoology
The New Diorama Theatre is an 80-seat performance space located in central London, close to Great Portland Street, dedicated to presenting the work of theatre companies ... More
 
 
 
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The Wheatsheaf
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
25 Rathbone Place, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 8 minutes from Grant Museum of Zoology
Stop at The Wheatsheaf on Rathbone Place and you'll be having a pint where people like George Orwell, Anthony Burgess and Dylan Thomas have stopped and ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Grant Museum of Zoology

The best shops and markets near Grant Museum of Zoology
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Waterstone's - Gower Street
London > Shopping > Books
82 Gower Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 3 minutes from Grant Museum of Zoology
Waterstone's, one of the largest high street booksellers in the UK, is a relativenewcomer on the block. It first opened in Old Brompton Road, London, in1982 ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Heal's
London > Shopping > House and Garden
196 Tottenham Court Road, Bloomsbury, London W1T | 3 minutes from Grant Museum of Zoology
Though it was established in 1800 Heal's is renowned for its beautifully designed furniture, attractive modern decorations and hyper-modern kitchenware. The Heal's trademark has become synonymous ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Almost Famous
London > Shopping > Ladies Fashion
5 Percy Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 7 minutes from Grant Museum of Zoology
Almost Famous started out selling limited runs of classy denim, but this flagship store marks their expansion into a whole range of elegant ladies clothes. Born ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near Grant Museum of Zoology

What are the best dining options near Grant Museum of Zoology London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Pret A Manger
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
63 Tottenham Court Road, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 2 minutes from Grant Museum of Zoology
Pret sells up market fast food, hand made from natural ingredients, to take away or eat on site, in its trademark no nonsense chrome interiors. The ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Franco Manca
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
98 Tottenham Court Road, W1T | 2 minutes from Grant Museum of Zoology
Credited with sparking "a food revolution in South London" by the Telegraph, Franco Manco has a distinct brand of slow-rise sourdough pizzas that people can't get ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ask! Pizza
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
48 Grafton Way, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 3 minutes from Grant Museum of Zoology
A good pizza chain. Serves tasty large Italian pizzas, pasta and salads in light spacious restaurants. A reliable and quick meal option.... More
 
 
 
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Education near Grant Museum of Zoology

Near Grant Museum of Zoology
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Slade School of Fine Art
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
UCL University, Gower Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 2 minutes from Grant Museum of Zoology
Among the best regarded art schools in the world. The Slade is a fairly traditional school with an insistence on certain techniques within each undergraduate course, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Bartlett School of Architecture
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Wates House, 22 Gordon Street, WC1H | 4 minutes from Grant Museum of Zoology
The Bartlett School of Architecture, on the corner of Huntley Street and Capper Street, is part of The Bartlett: UCL's global faculty of the built environment. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 5 minutes from Grant Museum of Zoology
The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) is among the best schools for the studies of foreign cultures and languages in the world. In fact, ... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near Grant Museum of Zoology

Grant Museum of Zoology gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Dolphin Swimming Club
London > Leisure > Activities
U of L Pool, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 3 minutes from Grant Museum of Zoology
Swimming lessons for children and aquaphobic adults. This is one of the more popular swimming schools in London, and one of the most long-running, with over ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Fitzroy Square Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Fitzroy Square, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 4 minutes from Grant Museum of Zoology
Fitzroy Square is one of London's finest squares and the only London square designed by Robert Adam. It is named after Charles Fitzroy, 4th Duke of ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Agua at Sanderson
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
The Sanderson, 50 Berners Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 8 minutes from Grant Museum of Zoology
Walking into the clean white space that is the Agua Spa at The Sanderson is instantly calming, relaxing and heavenly. There are 14 private treatment rooms, ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Grant Museum of Zoology

The best pubs near London Grant Museum of Zoology.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
King & Queen
London > Nightlife > Pubs
1 Foley Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 7 minutes from Grant Museum of Zoology
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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Crown & Sceptre
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
86 Great Titchfield Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 8 minutes from Grant Museum of Zoology
Following a refurbishment in 2014, the Crown & Sceptre in Fritzrovia has revealed a new look and an improved range of beers including London brews, seasonally ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Lowdown at the Albany
London > Nightlife > Pubs
Lowdown at the Albany, 240 Great Portland Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 8 minutes from Grant Museum of Zoology
... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near Grant Museum of Zoology

Grant Museum of Zoology clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Shochu Lounge
London > Nightlife > Bars
37 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 6 minutes from Grant Museum of Zoology
Shochu Lounge's mixture of of rustic wood and shiny twenty-first century fittings is very Japanese, as is the low, moody lighting, and the cocktails, which are ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Drakes Tabanco
London > Nightlife > Bars
3 Windmill Street, W1T | 7 minutes from Grant Museum of Zoology
Drakes Tabanco opens on 7th October 2013. Serving fine and rare sherry wines straight from barrel, alongside a Spanish and British food menu, Drakes Tabanco is ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bourne & Hollingsworth
London > Nightlife > Bars
28 Rathbone Place, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 7 minutes from Grant Museum of Zoology
Prohibition-era themed basement bar in Fitzrovia, with a good line in retro comedy. The joke is that it's a bar dodging the law by masquerading as ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Grant Museum of Zoology

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Grant Museum of Zoology.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Friends House
London > Business > Venue Hire
173-177 Euston Road, Bloomsbury, London NW1 | 4 minutes from Grant Museum of Zoology
The historic headquarters of Quakers in Britain, Friends House in Euston has 23 function rooms including a large Meeting Hall which seats up to 1,100 guests. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Sanderson Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
50 Berners Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 8 minutes from Grant Museum of Zoology
... More
 
 
 
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British Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 9 minutes from Grant Museum of Zoology
If you wanted to thoroughly explore the British Museum, it would take months, if not years. Over seven millions objects from all over the world are ... More
 
 
 

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Funk and Bowl
Leisure | On 20th September 2014 

Bloomsbury Lanes 5 minutes walk from Grant Museum Of Zoology

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Reptember Triple Bill A (Duende/Faust/The Rape Of Lucrece)
Theatre | Until 20th September 2014 

The New Diorama Theatre 7 minutes walk from Grant Museum Of Zoology

Adaptations of works by Lorca, Goethe and Shakespeare, presented as solo works in a triple bill programme from The Faction....More

Reptember Triple Bill C (Dogs' Dialogue/Prometheus/Johan Gabriel Borkmann)
Theatre | Until 20th September 2014 

The New Diorama Theatre 7 minutes walk from Grant Museum Of Zoology

Adaptations of works by Aeschylus, Miguel de Cervantes and Henrik Ibsen, presented as solo works in a triple bill programme ...More

The Raven Age
Concerts | On 20th September 2014 

The 229 Venue 8 minutes walk from Grant Museum Of Zoology

The five-piece band who hail from Harlow performs melodic metal. Supported by Darkeye and Vine Messiah....More

Salsa Fusion
Dance | Until 18th October 2014 

The 229 Venue 8 minutes walk from Grant Museum Of Zoology

Join in with other salsa lovers, or take the opportunity to learn the basics in a pre-show workshop....More

Deep Sh*t with Kasper Bjorke & Rory Phillips
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 20th September 2014 

The London EDITION 9 minutes walk from Grant Museum Of Zoology

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Ming: 50 Years That Changed China
Ming: 50 Years That Changed China
Exhibitions | Until 4th January 2015 

British Museum 9 minutes walk from Grant Museum Of Zoology

Through spectacular objects from 15th century China, Ming: 50 Years That Changed China, the blockbuster autumn exhibition at the British ...More

 
The Architecture Of The British Museum: Talk
Exhibitions | On 20th September 2014 

British Museum 9 minutes walk from Grant Museum Of Zoology

Given by Margaret O'Brien....More

Chinese Adventures: Workshop (Over 5s)
Exhibitions | On 20th September 2014 

British Museum 9 minutes walk from Grant Museum Of Zoology

Children's digital workshop....More

Passport To The Afterlife: Workshop (Over 7s)
Exhibitions | Until 18th October 2014 

British Museum 9 minutes walk from Grant Museum Of Zoology

Use smartphones to follow an augmented reality trail around the Egyptian galleries....More

 
 
 
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