London, Day 7
Grant Museum of Zoology
Today was my last day in London, alas, but it appears I saved the best for last. Since I started planning my trip to London almost 2 years ago, the Grant Museum has been at the top of my list of places to visit. I found the museum via Trip Advisor and instantly knew it was somewhere I has to go. It did not disappoint!
The museum is everything I could have hoped for and everything I love most in a museum. It was welcoming and personable, every space was packed fill of wonderful and interesting specimens, and so many understated surprises. It reminded me very strongly of the classic ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’ (the pre-dated modern museums) and early museums, which hold a special place in my heart. Worth several looks, as you find something new every time. The specimen I was most excited to see was their Okapi skeleton which is one of my favourite creatures ever.
To add to the brilliance, visitors can adopt a specimen for a year for £15 and have their name attached to the exhibit. A wonderful way to support the museum! So naturally I have adopted a Egyptian Mongoose. Many of the more popular and interesting specimens have already been adopted, which is great to see!
I’m so glad I could fit the visit in before leaving London, and I would recommend the Grant Museum of Zoology very highly to lovers of zoology, natural history, museums, or just very cool stuff!
For the rest of my week in London, and the rest of my 9 month university exchange here in the UK, pop over to my exchange blog at inside-outside-inside-on :D