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Grant Museum moves to new site

16 June 2010


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UCL's Grant Museum of Zoology, which houses one of the country's oldest and most important natural history collections, is moving to a new site.

Staff at the Grant will start the painstaking process of preparing and packing around 67,000 specimens on 1 July.

Highlights of the 180-year-old collection include several extinct animals, such as the Tasmanian Tiger or Thylacine, the Quagga, and the Dodo.

The museum will remain at its current home in the university's Darwin Building until Wednesday 30 June, before which members of the public can visit free of charge every weekday between 1pm and 5pm.

From then, the entire collection will be carefully dismantled, packed into crates, and moved to the new space in the Rockefeller Building.

The museum is scheduled to re-open in its temporary home on Thursday 17 February next year.

For more information follow the link above.

Image: A drawer of butterflies from the Grant Museum

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