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Oxford University Museum of Natural History

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My first visit to the museum was for a late night opening on bacteria - the event was excellent... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Daniela P
Superb gallery

Had a fantastic time around the gallery. Very clean and tidy, not overcrowded and very friendly... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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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...more
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Museum of Natural History Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PW, England
+44 1865 272950
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My first visit to the museum was for a late night opening on bacteria - the event was excellent - the lecture on microbes was amazing with detailed photographs and engaging speakers. The event catered for all ages and all tastes and was well curated....More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had a fantastic time around the gallery. Very clean and tidy, not overcrowded and very friendly staff members. There are a couple of interactive things for the kids and for honey bee lovers upstairs is a honey bee hive with live bees. Fascinating watch. Thoroughly...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

great day out visiting this very interesting site. So many different things to look at from art, military artefact, fossils and stuffed animals and birds. Café where you can get reasonably prices refreshment.

Thank Ian-Jacki
Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent museum with a varied collection of interesting items which stem from around the world. This is a "must visit" location when you come to Oxford.

Thank 999brianx
Reviewed 1 week ago

Free entrance (you can voluntary give if you want). Amazing collection and architecture! Great for all ages!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Natural History Museum was an unexpected delight. The architecture is stunning and almost overwhelming because there is so much detail. The exhibits were very interesting and well laid out. There's lots of room to wander here and the young kids who were there seemed...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely brilliant. Better than the natural history museum in London. Very knowledgeable and friendly staff. Small cafe on site. Clean toilets. Free entry. Recommended contribution of £5. Worth every penny.

1  Thank David A
Reviewed 1 week ago

had a very good time,lot to see and learn,will definitely visit back when in oxford with the family.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Truly unique museum, extraordinary architecture and the most friendly & helpful staff. A gem for any age group. The only flaw - the rude and giggling kids serving in the cafe. Go to the museum, avoid the cafe concession that puts the customer second.

1  Thank M0nB1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not as big as the one in Washington but still quite a lot of exhibits like dinosaurs, dodo etc. Free entry but donations encouraged.

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The pear tree or Seacourt park and ride
3 March 2018|
Response from European-Bookworm | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know about day trips, I’m afraid, but, coming from Gloucester, you’ll probably find Seacourt Park and Ride the easiest. Very well signposted and easy to use. Alternatively, drive into Oxford and park at Oxpens car... More
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Response from stsal | Reviewed this property |
Park & ride is the best option. Theer ar eseveral P&R, depending from which direction you come (best is from the North, the P&R near the Oxford Parkway railway station). then the bus eaves literaly three minutes from the... More