I didn’t have very long in London, but I made sure to make time to admire the incredible collection at @grantmuseumucl; bones, fossils, wet specimens, dried invertebrates and stunning models, from laboratory mice to the extinct thylacine, and a beautiful ophidian display featuring a full adult African rock python skeleton. It was hard to pick favourites from all the photographs I took, but here we have in order an exploded human skull, the aforementioned python skeleton, the brain of a young tiger (probably a historical specimen, as the tiger was reclassified from Felis to Panthera in 1939!), a Bengal tiger skeleton and the largest thylacine skull on display in any collection. The staff were very friendly, passionate about zoology and went above and beyond assisting with my enquiries, the quality and variety of specimens was so impressive, and the consideration the museum gives to historical issues such as racism and slavery in science gave me a new insight into something I was completely (and shamefully!) uninformed on. If you’re ever in the area - not far from Camden - and have any kind of interest in zoology or anatomy, I would highly recommend paying a visit!