Museum of Zoology

Museum of Zoology

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Gower St., London, England WC1E 6BT, United Kingdom

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.

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