Houses around 67,000 specimens, covering the whole Animal Kingdom. The collection is full of skeletons, mounted animals and specimens preserved in fluid! If you never thought you'd see a Dodo or a Quagga, then this is the place for you!
The Grant Museum of Zoology has a selection of spectacular glass models made by the Blaschka family in the late 1800s.
The museum also contains many of Robert Grant's original specimens as well as those of Thomas Henry Huxley. The Grant Museum's collection of Sir Victor Negus's bisected heads are both arresting and beautiful and are reminiscent of the work of the artist Damien Hirst.
The Grant Museum is an excellent resource for university groups outside UCL who wish to use the material for teaching practicals. It is the only remaining natural history museum in the University of London and covers the whole of the animal kingdom. Enquiries from academics and researchers who wish to gain access to the collection for study of particular specimens are also welcome. Please contact the museum for more information:
email@example.com or Telephone +44 (0)20 7679 2647.
DRAWING AT THE MUSEUM
Many artists use the Museum for research and it is often possible for staff to remove objects from cabinets for closer investigation. If you would like to come and draw in the Museum please call (020 3108 2052) or email in advance to ensure there is table space for you. Please note that we do not allow paint, pastels or charcoal in the Museum.