• LDUCZ-S235 Cidaris species, urchin
  • LDUCZ-S247 Austrocidaris canalciulata, urchin
The Grant Museum of Zoology and Comparative Anatomy at University College London cares for a small number of zoological specimens from the HMS Challenger (1872-76) voyage. 

About the Grant Museum

The Grant Museum of Zoology is the only remaining university zoological museum in London. It houses around 68,000 specimens, covering the whole Animal Kingdom. 
Founded in 1828 as a teaching collection, the Museum is packed full of skeletons, mounted animals and specimens preserved in fluid. Many of the species are now endangered or extinct including the Tasmanian Tiger or Thylacine, the Quagga, and the Dodo. 

The collections can be searched online.

Using the Grant Museum’s data

Permission has been given to use specimen information and photographs in accordance with the National Archives Open Government Licence.


Please email the Grant Museum if you have enquiries about their collection.