- 1827 Grant Museum founded, housed at the East end of the Wilkins Building.
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.
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.