Grant Museum of Zoology

Gower St. (Open Map)


The only remaining university zoological museum in London

The Grant Museum of Zoology was founded in 1827 and has managed to collect about 62,000 specimens during its existence. The museum features skeletons, mounted animals and specimens preserved in fluid.

Many of the species displayed at the Grant Museum of Zoology are now endangered or extinct (for example the Tasmanian Tiger, the Quagga, and the Dodo). Museum highlights include a selection of glass models made by the Blaschka family in the late 1800s; bisected heads by Sir Victor Negus; and many of Robert Grant's original specimens. Nearest stations: Warren street, Euston square, Goodge street