Information for researchers

We welcome enquiries from researchers who wish to gain access to the collections for study. Download essential information on how to make research appointments and what to expect from a research visit.

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Sampling policy

Grant Museum of Zoology

The Grant Museum of Zoology does allow destructive sampling of the collection, however, you must contact the museum first to discuss any proposed sampling. Please note the application process for sampling requests may take some time to process. Please contact the Museum for more information

Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology

If you wish to conduct analysis on objects at the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, please consult our analysis policy and complete an analysis request form. Requests are considered by a committee, and you should allow three months for consideration.

Staff Directory

Contact our curatorial team for enquiries about UCL's collections and arranging a research visit.


News and musings from the UCL Museums team. Includes regular posts with detailed information about the objects in our collections such as Specimen of the week and Underwhelming fossil fish of the month.

A blog by UCL's Student Engagers documenting their experiences of engaging with museum visitors and for sharing research reflections that explore the intersections of research, public engagement and museum collections.