Galton Collection, UCL

Galton Collection, UCL
University College London
Wolfson House
4 Stephenson Way
London
Greater London
NW1 2HE
England

Website

Website

www.ucl.ac.uk/museums/galton

E-mail

Grant Museum Manager

n.mcenroe@ucl.ac.uk

Telephone

c/o Grant Museum

020 7679 2647

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A grand building with a large portico with Doric columns

The Galton Collection comprises the scientific instruments, papers, and personal memorabilia left to University College London on the death of Sir Francis Galton (1822-1911). Galton set up a Eugenics Laboratory at UCL, and is chiefly remembered for inventing fingerprinting, and for his work in eugenics, statistics, biometry, composite photography, and meteorology.

Venue Type:

Archive

Opening hours

Open by appointment only. Please contact the curator.

Admission charges

No charges

The collection contains Galton's fingerprinting kits, craniometers, numerous other measuring instruments, his desk, bookcase, bust, curios from his travels as a young man, his personal possessions, and research papers.

Items from this collection

Collection details

Archives, Natural Sciences, Personalities, Photography, Science and Technology, Social History

Key artists and exhibits

  • Key objects in the Collection are Galton's original quincunx which he invented, Francis Galton's father's orrery, and his camera used for making composite photographs.
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