19th century

  • 1827 Grant Museum founded, housed at the East end of the Wilkins Building.
  • 1850 Two cases of insects, one with 28 glazed drawers containing approximately 2000 specimens, and 12 specimens in spirit are recorded as belonging to the college. This is the first record of insects in the museum - however, it is more than likely that insects were part of the collection from the museum's opening.
  • 1856 A glazed case of insects and other specimens is recorded as belonging to the museum.
  • 1879-1882 The Grant Museum moved from a lecture room shared with medicine and physiology in Wilkins Building to room formerly used by fine arts in the Cloisters of UCL.