Grant Museum of Zoology

An interior view of a large gallery filled with display cases containing animal skeletons
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Dating back to 1828, the Museum houses a diverse Natural History collection covering the whole of the animal kingdom. Retaining an air of the avid Victorian collector, the Museum contains cases packed full of skeletons, mounted animals and specimens preserved in fluid.

Venue Type:

Museum, Science centre, Environmental or ecological centre

Opening hours

Monday to Saturday 13.00-17.00

Due to the holiday closure of UCL, the Museum is not open for a few days surrounding Easter and Christmas.

Admission charges

Free

Getting there

Nearest tube stations: Euston Square, Euston, Goodge St, Warren St

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Creature Creations

Creature Creations

  • 21 April 2018 1-4pm
  • 26 May 2018 1-4pm
  • 30 June 2018 1-4pm
  • 28 July 2018 1-4pm

Create works of art inspired by some of the weird and wonderful animals that call the Grant Museum home or invent your very own brand new animal, give it a name and add it to our collection in our family art day with our Museum artist. Drop in between 13:30 and 16:30, this event is free and there is no need to book.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free

Website

https://www.ucl.ac.uk/culture/whats-on/creature-creations-0

Explore Zoology

Explore Zoology

  • 12 May 2018 1:30-4:30pm
  • 16 June 2018 1:30-4:30pm
  • 14 July 2018 1:30-4:30pm

Ever wondered how sharp a shark’s tooth is or how many scales a pangolin has? Well, bring along your budding zoologists for our family hands-on specimen based activities and be inspired to ask these questions and many more with our enthusiastic museum educators. Come along and be amazed at the natural world. Drop in between 13:00 and 16:00, this event is free and there is no need to book.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

https://www.ucl.ac.uk/culture/whats-on/explore-zoology

Muso

Muso: Singing Museums to Life

  • 17 May 2018 7-9pm

Night has fallen on the Grant Museum of Zoology, the doors are closed and the museum staff have gone home, but something is stirring. The bats wings are twitching and the pickled moles are uncurling because the world’s only improvising opera troupe have snuck in at twilight and with your help will sing the specimens to life.

Explore the Grant Museum and immerse yourself amongst the beasts, insects, fishes and birds on display and enjoy musical performances made up on the spot by Impropera about your discoveries.

No score, no story and no safety net. What is performed is up to you, join us for an evening of Muso: Singing Treasures to Life.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

Pre-booking is essential and tickets are £8.00. Visit https://www.ucl.ac.uk/event-ticketing/booking?ev=17094 to book tickets

Website

https://www.ucl.ac.uk/culture/whats-on/muso-singing-museums-life

Taxidermy platypus

Weird and Wonderful Wildlife

  • 29 May — 2 June 2018

Flying lizards, giant starfish, duck-billed platypuses, thorny devils and spiny anteaters, the Grant Museum is home to some Weird and Wonderful Wildlife. Join us to take part in fun hands-on specimen based activities and come face to face with these beasts and many more.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free

Website

https://www.ucl.ac.uk/culture/whats-on/weird-and-wonderful-wildlife

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Schools Programme

http://www.grant.museum.ucl.ac.uk

The Grant Museum offers free curriculum-linked hands-on workshops or outreach sessions using its fantastic specimens for schools and eductational groups. Topics include: Predators and Prey; Habitats and Adaptations; Skeletons and Movement; Classification; Ecosystems; art and many more.

How to obtain

Call Andy Richmond on 020 7679 2647 or email zoology.museum@ucl.ac.uk

Getting there

Nearest tube stations: Euston Square, Euston, Goodge St, Warren St

Grant Museum of Zoology
UCL Rockefeller Building
21 University Street
London
Greater London
WC1E 6DE
England

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Website

Grant Museum website

www.ucl.ac.uk/museums/zoology

Grant Museum Facebook

www.facebook.com/GrantMuseumUCL

Grant Museum Twitter

www.twitter.com/GrantMuseum

E-mail

zoology.museum@ucl.ac.uk

Telephone

020 3108 2052

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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