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Oxford University Museum of Natural History

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Museum of Natural History Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PW, England
+44 1865 272950
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Free museum!! But good exhibitions

You definitely cannot compare this with the one in London, but the exhibits which they have a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Dillon C
Great couple of hours

Kids loved the dinosaurs but generally a fab place to go. Our party was aged from 15months to 94... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sarah D
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The Museum of Natural History houses the University's scientific collections of geological and zoological specimens. The Museum itself is a Grade 1 listed building, renowned for its spectacular neo-Gothic architecture. Among its most famous features are the Oxfordshire dinosaurs, the dodo, and the swifts in the tower.
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Museum of Natural History Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PW, England
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Reviewed yesterday

You definitely cannot compare this with the one in London, but the exhibits which they have a certainly comparable to a large extent. Would recommend a short 30 min visit!

Thank Dillon C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Kids loved the dinosaurs but generally a fab place to go. Our party was aged from 15months to 94 yrs old and everyone enjoyed it.

Thank Sarah D
Reviewed 5 days ago

This museum is awesome, we actually preferred it to the Ashmolean Museum. The building itself is amazing, especially inside when you look at the ceiling. It is free to get in and has lots to see, lots of dinosaurs, brains, fish, stones etc. There was...More

Thank Pink243
Reviewed 6 days ago

We have been going to the museum over 10 years with the lads and they still seem to love this place. there is some great exhibits, dinosaurs and dodos to name just two. they have just introduced some interactive stuff which is great for older...More

Thank Alec B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a treat of a museum in a stunning building. Anyone who is interested in animals will be fascinated. Everything from a pygmy shrew to a dinosaur and strokeable stuffed bears to greet you.If you are 3 or 103 or anything in between, go...More

Thank 882rubys
Reviewed 1 week ago

Free to enter but donation is expected and well worth it. The building is spectacular and look up to the ceiling for more exhibits. WOW....Well presented with informative interpretation panels. Short and sweet descriptive panels give information in bite size chunks. Statue of Charles Darwin...More

Thank kathy b
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Plenty of things to see and touch! Interesting artifacts and lots of information. Great trip for kids and best of all its free so nothing to lose. Love the big bears!

Thank emzii_11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great museum, it was great to be able to touch some of the exhibits we have been to many museums around the country and not really been able to interact with anything. Thank you for the experience.

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You could spend several hours here if you are at all interested in science, and you will want to leave a donation on your way out. Something for all ages and levels of interest.

Thank frozenrice
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this building, the contents are of course informative, but the building itself is beautiful..

Thank Jo H
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louiearch93
26 October 2017|
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Response from Ken S | Reviewed this property |
Agree go for Park and Ride. Peartree is good.
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C K H
6 May 2017|
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Response from TimandElsa | Reviewed this property |
Oxford is a very small town in reality despite being called a city. You can walk between all of the major attractions. In fact it's your only real choice as the town hates cars so you're forced to use a park and ride which... More
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Ania B
8 November 2015|
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Response from Spencer V | Reviewed this property |
The museum is completely free; I visited on a Saturday with my 9 year old daughter and they had an activity on which was free to take part in as well. When she had finished her search my daughter also got a to select a... More
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