UCL Division of Biosciences


Anatomy Collections at UCL

UCL Culture's various museums house a variety of anatomical specimens and are accessible to student, researchers, and the public.

A preserved heart from the UCL Pathology Museum, Illustrating a diseased heart
The UCL Pathology Museum

The UCL Pathology Museum holds 8,000 human medical specimens relating to the study of disease and the history of medicine. The museum is based at the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead, and is used for teaching, research and events. We welcome researchers and students from all disciplines, get in touch by email to arrange a visit museums@ucl.ac.uk, or visit our website https://www.ucl.ac.uk/culture/ucl-pathology-collections





Students and teachers examine mammal bones at the Grant Museum
The Grant Museum

The Grant Museum is the only remaining university zoology museum in London and contains specimens from the whole of the animal kingdom. The collection dates from the 19th century and is still being added to. The collection contains a wide range of material including fluid preserved, pinned entomology, taxidermy, freeze-dried and skeletal specimens. Only 7% of the collection is on display but the rest of the collection is primarily available for use in research. The Grant Museum welcomes research enquiries and the collection is available for the research community for study and sampling. The Grant Museum is also an excellent resource for university groups who wish to use the material for teaching practicals. The museum website is: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/culture/grant-museum-zoology, with an online catalogue of specimens at http://gmzcat.museums.ucl.ac.uk/. Information about Research and Learning can be found at: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/culture/grant-museum-zoology/research-learning-grant-museum