Place    From 1828 

Grant Museum of Zoology

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A natural history museum that is part of University College London. It was established by Robert Edmond Grant (1793 – 1874, anatomist and zoologist) as a teaching collection of zoological specimens and material for dissection. Notable exhibits include a rare quagga skeleton and dodo bones.

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Grant Museum of Zoology

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Sir Hans Sloane

Sir Hans Sloane

Physician, benefactor of the British Museum and an early benefactor to the Chelsea Physic Garden. Responsible for the addition of milk to chocolate to produce a palatable drink. Born Killyleagh, Ir...

Person, Benefactor, Medicine, Museums / Libraries, Race Issues, Science, Ireland

6 memorials
Sir Ashton Lever

Sir Ashton Lever

Natural history collector. Born at the family seat near Manchester where he also died. His museum was at Leicester House on the northern side of Leicester Square and called the Holophusikon, or Hol...

Person, Museums / Libraries, Science

1 memorial
Frederic David Mocatta

Frederic David Mocatta

Tycoon and philantropist.  Born London into a Jewish family who came to England from Spain in the 1650s.  Married but childless.  Worked in the family gold-dealing business until 1874 when he gave ...

Person, History, Museums / Libraries, Philanthropy

1 memorial
Rotherhithe Picture Research Library

Rotherhithe Picture Research Library

An educational charity, opened as part of Sands Films Studio, and situated in the same Grade II listed building. The library is home to thousands of old photographs, postcards and magazines. Pictur...

Building, Cinema, Museums / Libraries

1 memorial