Support us | Friends of the Grant Museum | Benefits of becoming a Friend | Volunteering at the Grant Museum
"There's more to life than molecules: come to the Grant Museum to see giant land snails, the gorilla that hugged H.G. Wells, and more. Biology as it was, and, with luck, soon will be again!"
Prof Steve Jones, Friend of the Grant Museum
The Friends of the Grant Museum help ensure the collection's continued success and survival in many ways. The Friends programme helps fund ongoing projects including conservation, documentation and the renovation of displays. In addition, funds raised through the Friends Programme will enable new and exciting projects to be initiated, such as those geared towards widening participation and improving access to the collection for all.
To become a Friend please download, complete and return the standard adoption form (127kb pdf).
To give the gift adopting a specimen and becoming a Friend, complete and return the gift adoption form (87 kb pdf)
Membership last for one year, after which it can be renewed. Benefits include:
- The adoption of a specimen with an adoption certificate.
- Your name on the specimen.
- Invitations to our great events programme.
- Receive e-newsletters with exciting goings on at the Grant Museum.
- An annual outing to places of historic and scientific interest.
Due to the high demand for a limited number of volunteering
opportunities, the Museum is only able to take on volunteers who are current UCL students (post-grad or under-grad). We are not able to offer any volunteering opportunities or work experience placements to any other individuals.
For UCL students, whether you're interested in being a biologist, an archaeologist, a palaeontologist, a museum professional or an educator, volunteering experience at the Grant Museum is a great way to further your interest and help us at the same time.
For those students who volunteer with us the Museum offers many opportunities to get involved in education (see our Learning page for more details of what we offer), conservation of the specimens, documentation of the collection and general museum assistance. There are always plenty of things to do, and we can usually tailor your activities to your own abilities.