University College London Museums and Collections

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UCL is the first university to be established in England after Oxford and Cambridge. It was also the first to admit students regardless of class, race, gender or religion. Founded in 1826 in the heart of London's Bloomsbury, UCL today is a world class research-led university. It is home to more than 18 000 students, 30% of who come from more than 140 overseas countries.

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Opening hours

The University campus is open to the public Mon-Sat 09.00-17.00. Each Museum and collection within UCL has its own opening times. Please see the website for details.

Admission charges

Free of Charge

UCL is home to four museums and eleven collections. These were gathered and developed from the 1820s to assist UCL's academic staff in their teaching and research. Today many of them are open to the public. They cover a diverse array of subjects from science and archaeology to geology, natural history and art and reflect 175 years of collecting.

Items from this collection

Collection details

Archaeology, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Natural Sciences, Personalities, Science and Technology, Social History, World Cultures

Key artists and exhibits

  • UCL Art Collections
  • Galton Collection
  • Earth Sciences Collections
  • Grant Museum of Zoology and Comparative Anatomy
  • Institute of Archaeology Collections
  • Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology

University College London Museums and Collections
University College London
Gower Street
Greater London

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020 7679 2000

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