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About the Grant Museum of Zoology

One of London's more unusual and delightful museums -- noted for its playful approach to the serious matter of zoological studies.

Expect a huge collection of dead animals, from pickled worms to elephant skulls.

Notable is the Micrarium, a dramatic display of tiny insects, the glass jar of moles, which is a sort of local mascot, and the display of plastic dinosaurs, if you can find it.

Address

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

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The nearest station is Euston Square which is 0.1 miles away.


Grant Museum of Zoology - Latest News

The British Empire and animal collecting
The British Empire and animal collecting

A new exhibition at the Grant Museum takes a look at how the attitudes of the British Empire affected the collections of natural wildlife that were brought back to the UK.

Animal fats and testicles turned into art
Animal fats and testicles turned into art

A print of a cow’s rectum. some glowing sheep’s testicles, pig’s fat as lamps, a levitating cow stomach, all mark an exhibition of art made from often discarded animal parts.

See ordinary animals as never seen before
See ordinary animals as never seen before

There’s a display of ordinary animals, mundane animals, commonplace animals, and you’ll want to visit to see them, for they are in an unusual home.

See London attacked by a radio-active dinosaur!
See London attacked by a radio-active dinosaur!

Next Wednesday is a chance to watch a radio-active dinosaur terrorise the English coast and head up the Thames to rampage through London.

Skullpture at the Grant Museum
Skullpture at the Grant Museum

The Grant Museum of Zoology in central London has invited UCL art students to create works based on the museum’s exhibits, and they have now gone on display.

 

Recent exhibitions

This free exhibition connects the specimens in the Grant Museum to a wider history of science and Empire, by asking one simple question: “How did all these things come to be here in the first place?”
2021-04-13
2021-04-13
Creating sculptures and installations from caul fat and other animal organs, artist Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva draws attention to parts of the body we would sometimes rather forget.
2021-04-13
2021-04-13
This exhibition tells stories of the boring beasts that have changed the world.
2021-04-13
2021-04-13

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