About UCL Museums & Collections

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Museums and collections have a singular power to spark dialogue and debate, breathe life into learning and trigger new ways of thinking. UCL's outstanding collections play an unparalleled role in the university's ethos of opening up and transforming education.

The world’s rarest skeleton returns to the Grant Museum

Fri, 01 May 2015 08:21:05 +0000

Can you spot the difference between these two photos? They both depict the world’s rarest skeleton – that of the quagga, an extinct not very stripy kind of zebra – the UK’s only articulated quagga lives here at the Grant. There are only six (or possibly five) other skeletons in existence. The top picture was […]

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Underwhelming Fossil Fish of the Month: April 2015

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 07:57:55 +0000

As we know from the documentary The Devil Wears Prada, fashion is really important because the styles we see on the catwalk today are ridiculous things that nobody in their right mind would wear but then Anne Hathaway dresses nicely and that helps her write Harry Potter and get a boyfriend. How is this relevant […]

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The Museum is Where the People Are – vote for us now

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 09:17:57 +0000

Old master prints, drawings of flayed bodies, mysterious things in glass jars, extinct animal skeletons, glittery minerals and rocks, amulets and charms from ancient Egypt: UCL Museums and Collections are a treasure trove of the awe inspiring and unusual. But we don’t just think of ourselves as being a collection of objects fixed to one […]

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UCL Special Collections

UCL Library Special Collections is one of the foremost university collections of manuscripts, archives and rare books in the UK