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Museum of Zoology

Gower St.
London, England, WC1E 6BT, United Kingdom
TEL: 44-20-3108-2052

An enchanting cabinet of zoological curiosities, this University College London museum is among the city’s best-kept secrets. Housed in an Edwardian library, the intriguing collection was first established in 1827 by zoology professor Robert Edmond Grant and now features over 67,000 specimens. Under the gaze of four jauntily-posed monkey skeletons peering down from a balcony, patrons explore the delicate bones of extinct Dodo birds, a jar of baby moles, a preserved Tasmanian tiger, the skeleton of a zebra-like quagga, and even bisected animal heads. The museum also incorporates exhibit iPads with quizzes and discussion questions relating to scientific ethics.

Insider Tip:

For a small fee, you can “adopt” your favorite specimen in the collection and have your name displayed beside it.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Free
  • History
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Indoor
  • Parking Available
  • Saturday - Closed
  • Self-Guided Tours
  • Sunday - Closed

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