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.

 

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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 


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Euston Square Tube Station
 
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Warren Street Tube Station
 
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Camden Road Overground Station
 
25 minutes walk
 
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Euro Car Parks
 
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Collingwood House NCP
 
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £47  23% off
130 Tottenham Court Road, W1T | 3 minutes from Grant Museum of Zoology
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81-103 Euston Street, NW1 | 4 minutes from Grant Museum of Zoology
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29 Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 6 minutes from Grant Museum of Zoology
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London > Attractions > Museums
BOC Museum, 9 Bedford Square, Camden, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 7 minutes from Grant Museum of Zoology
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London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
54-56 Grafton Way, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 3 minutes from Grant Museum of Zoology
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Wellcome Collection
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
183 Euston Road, Bloomsbury, London NW1 | 3 minutes from Grant Museum of Zoology
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London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
1 Scala Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 4 minutes from Grant Museum of Zoology
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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 3rd, 4th and 5th May 2016 - 7.30pm
Camden People's Theatre, 58-60 Hampstead Road, NW1 | 5 minutes from Grant Museum of Zoology
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Mary Ward House, 5-7 Tavistock Place, WC1H | 6 minutes from Grant Museum of Zoology
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London > Entertainment > Theatres
15 Gordon Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 3 minutes from Grant Museum of Zoology
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Woburn Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 3 minutes from Grant Museum of Zoology
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82 Gower Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 3 minutes from Grant Museum of Zoology
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No.114 Tottenham Court Road, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 2 minutes from Grant Museum of Zoology
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63 Tottenham Court Road, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 2 minutes from Grant Museum of Zoology
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UCL University, Gower Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 2 minutes from Grant Museum of Zoology
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U of L Pool, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 3 minutes from Grant Museum of Zoology
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1 Foley Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 7 minutes from Grant Museum of Zoology
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86 Great Titchfield Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 8 minutes from Grant Museum of Zoology
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28 Maple Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 4 minutes from Grant Museum of Zoology
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28 Maple Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 4 minutes from Grant Museum of Zoology
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74 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 4 minutes from Grant Museum of Zoology
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15 Gordon St, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 3 minutes from Grant Museum of Zoology
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85 Tottenham Court Road, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 3 minutes from Grant Museum of Zoology
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173-177 Euston Road, Bloomsbury, London NW1 | 4 minutes from Grant Museum of Zoology
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Royal Opera House: Frankenstein
Dance | Until 27th May 2016 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Grant Museum Of Zoology

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Dance | Until 10th June 2016 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Grant Museum Of Zoology

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Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Grant Museum Of Zoology

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Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Grant Museum Of Zoology

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The Royal Opera: Tannhauser
Concerts | Until 15th May 2016 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Grant Museum Of Zoology

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Concerts | Until 19th May 2016 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Grant Museum Of Zoology

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Bobbi Brown Afternoon Tea at Balthazar
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Balthazar 2 minutes walk from Grant Museum Of Zoology

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Fortune Theatre 2 minutes walk from Grant Museum Of Zoology

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
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Theatre | Until 7th January 2017 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 3 minutes walk from Grant Museum Of Zoology

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Kinky Boots
Kinky Boots
Theatre | Until 14th January 2017 

Adelphi Theatre 3 minutes walk from Grant Museum Of Zoology

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