Grant Museum of Zoology, University College London

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.

Exhibitions and events

Sleep Across the Animal Kingdom

Event until 30.06.2019 0:00

Do all animals sleep? How can we tell? Join us for this evening event in which Dr James Jepson, Dr Jason Rihel and Kimberley Whitehead will discuss sleep patterns from flies to humans. This event is...

Explore Zoology

Event on 12.05.2018 13:30

Ever wondered how sharp a shark’s tooth is or how many scales a pangolin has? Well, bring along your budding zoologists for our family hands-on specimen based activities and be inspired to ask these...

Muso: Singing Museums to Life

Event on 17.05.2018 19:00

Night has fallen on the Grant Museum of Zoology, the doors are closed and the museum staff have gone home, but something is stirring. The bats wings are twitching and the pickled moles are uncurling...

Weird and Wonderful Wildlife

Event on 29.05.2018 13:00

Flying lizards, giant starfish, duck-billed platypuses, thorny devils and spiny anteaters, the Grant Museum is home to some Weird and Wonderful Wildlife. Join us to take part in fun hands-on specimen...

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