QRator at the Grant

QRator at the Grant


The Grant Museum of Zoology is one of the oldest natural history collections in England, dating back to 1827. Covering the whole of the animal kingdom, the collection comprises of over 68,000 skeletal, taxidermy and wet specimens. Many of the species are now endangered or extinct including the Tasmanian tiger or thylacine, the quagga and the dodo. The Grant Museum is the only remaining university zoology museum in London.

You can visit the Grant Museum and experience QRator at 21 University Street, London WC1E 6DE. The Museum is open to the public free of charge Monday – Saturday 1-5pm.

Since QRator’s debut at the Grant Museum in November 2011:

  • Over 4300 visitor contributions have been made;
  • 1 in 3.35 of the total visitors have chosen to contribute on one of the QRator iPads;
  • And over 80% of the contributions were either on topic to the question posed or about the museum itself.

The Grant Museum will offer a continual programme of current questions for visitors to engage in while archiving past questions for continuous discussion on the site. UCL is taking the opportunity to rethink what a university museum can be: a place not simply for a passive experience but for conversation – a cultural laboratory for the meeting of minds. Positioning the Museum as a place of experimentation, dialogue and debate.

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