Sunday, 20 March 2011

UCL Grant Museum re-opens

I haven't managed to get there myself yet - can't wait - but this week, UCL's Grant Museum of Zoology has re-opened in its new home (Gower St, 1-5pm weekdays only, free admission).

This Victorian collection of around 70000 zoological specimens remains off the usual tourist trail. In many ways it is similar to the Hunterian Collection, just around the corner in Lincoln's Inn Fields, housed inside the Royal College of Surgeons (but without the human anatomy aspect).

Judging by these images of the collection now housed within an old library, it looks like a real visual treat.

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