Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Grant Zoology Museum - Touring Tuesday - Museum Mile

I'm working my way through all of the museums on the Museum Mile.  An updated summary of the locations I have already toured is available here.  Hold on because the next few Museum Mile posts are fantastic!

The kids and I enjoyed our visit to the Grant Zoology Museum.  This museum is a part of the UCL Museums & Collections, which is a collection of small museums and galleries at the University College of London.

As you can guess from the name, the Grant Zoology Museum is all about animals.  Specifically, animals in jars and a few skeletons.  We were ok seeing most of the animals in the jars, but the domesticated animals caused some sad faces for Oldest Kiddo and I.  I'll spare you the same heartache and show some others. 

It was not all animals in jars, many bone specimens were on display as well.  

Toward the end of our tour, we came across a little alcove of microscope slides.  The provided magnifying glasses shed light onto the individual specimens.  

The Grant Zoology Museum is free to visit, but the opening hours are limited.  It is located close to the Euston Square (Hammersmith & City Line, Circle Line, and Metropolitan Line), Warren Street (Northern Line and Victoria Line), and Goodge Street (Northern Line) Underground stations.

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