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It was the best of times, it was the blurst of times…

One of London’s little gems is the Grant Museum of Zoology in the University College London campus just off Gower Street. There is a fantastic collection of specimens here from all over the world, correlated together in a neat ball (and sometimes with a darkly humour *jar or moles,below)

Although I kind of prefer the Natural History Museum in Dublin, due to the genuine feeling that it has been locked in a time capsule since the late 19th century and the heyday of zoology, there are definitely more specimens (and in a much better condition) here.

If you are a fan of Damien Hurst you can see many of his themes here such as animals in formaldehyde (granted it isn’t a shark but a bunny head cut in two and laid in formaldehyde is definitely an interesting sight to see.)

Also, this museum is completely free and rarely busy which is a rarity in somewhere like London where most tourist sights are jam packed and expensive.

So, highly recommended, a must see (though possibly not for the more squeamish)



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