UCL Museums & Collections
Uniquely for a London university, our vast, outstanding collections are available to inspire exciting learning and pioneering research by the UCL community, schools and the public.
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Grant Museum of Zoology
The only remaining university zoological museum in London, housing around 67,000 specimens.
Monday - Saturday 1-5pm
Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology
Housing an estimated 80,000 objects, this is one of the greatest collections of Egyptian and Sudanese archaeology in the world.
Public opening times
Tuesday to Saturday 13.00 – 17.00.
UCL Art Museum
More than 10,000 prints, drawings, sculptures, paintings, and media works dating from the 1490s to the present day. Public opening times: Monday to Friday 13.00 – 17.00.
The Galton Collection
The collection comprises of around 500 scientific instruments, papers, and personal memorabilia of Sir Francis Galton F.R.S. (1822-1911)
The collection can only be visited by prior appointment with the curator.
Institute of Archaeology Collections
The collections include prehistoric ceramics and stone artefacts, and collections of Classical Greek and Roman ceramics.
Display and exhibitions are open to the public weekdays during term (9-5pm). The other collections are available by appointment.
The Geology Collections contain a wealth of rocks, minerals
collected globally over the last 175 years.
The Rock Room is open every Friday between 13:00 - 15:00.
The Ethnography Collections
The Ethnography Collections hold an enormous variety of objects exemplifying material culture, textiles and artefacts from all over the world. The Collections are only open by prior appointment with the Curator.
The Science Collections
The Science Collections house the wealth of scientific apparatus, equipment and memorabilia from work conducted at UCL over the past two centuries.
The Collections are open by prior appointment with the Curator.
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Jeremy Bentham sits at the end of the South Cloisters on campus. He is usually woken up around 8am, and put to sleep at 6pm, Monday – Friday. Special out of hours viewings can be arranged.
The Materials Library
The Materials Library is a collection of some of the most wondrous materials on earth, gathered together from sheds, labs, grottoes and repositories around the world, for their ability to fire the imagination and advance conceptualisation.