Grant Museum Of Zoology
–Posted by Tessa on 11 April 2011
Recently re-opened at a new address - an Edwardian former library in the UCL complex - the Grant Museum of animal skeletons, taxidermy specimens and creatures preserved in fluid retains the air of the house of an avid Victorian collector while posing questions about issues in life sciences today. The collection includes remains of many rare and extinct animals, such as a dodo and the skeleton of the zebra-like quagga, which was hunted out of existence in the 1880s, as well as pickled cats, sea mice and Asian elephants star. Also rather fascinating is the Grant Museum's collection of bisected heads, created by Sir Victor Negus, which look quite normal on one side but can be turned round to reveal the brain within.
Open Monday-Friday 1pm-5pm. Admission free.