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Oxford University Museum of Natural History

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Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PW, England
+44 1865 272950
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It is a very interesting place. Smaller version of London's museum, it's worth to visit! You will... read more

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Well worth a visit for all ages - well presented, good information. Don’t miss it when you visit... read more

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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PW, England
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Reviewed yesterday

It is a very interesting place. Smaller version of London's museum, it's worth to visit! You will not get bored there, trust me ;)

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Well worth a visit for all ages - well presented, good information. Don’t miss it when you visit Oxford

Thank Richard A
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This little known museum is an absolute gem of a place. It has whole dinosaur skeletons and the most complete Dodo skeleton in the world. Many of the exhibits such as the brown and black bears you are encouraged to touch which is superb with...More

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Reviewed yesterday

There is a lot to see especially as the Pitt Rivers Museum is within the same building. It is free and only asks for donations. On a rainy day you can easily spent a few hours here without getting bored. Recommended for all ages.

Thank Susanne161
Reviewed 2 days ago

Wow! From the model of DNA, to dinosaur bones and fantastic mixed-media art works- there is something here to interest everyone. We decided to plan our path to ensure we didn't miss anything, but even then I am sure we did. A whole day could...More

Thank Toni G
Reviewed 5 days ago

As you would expect in Oxford, this is a world class museum with emphasis on the role of evolution. The display cases, skeletons, and various exhibits are organized along the development timeline of the planet Earth. From the beginning of the planet through modern man,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum collections are divided into three sections: Earth Collections (Palaeontological collections and the mineral and rock collections), Life Collections (zoological and entomological collections) and the Archive Collections. Special activities for children available.

Thank GiovanniCasula
Reviewed 1 week ago

A marvelous collection of natural history articles under one roof & 2 stories tall. Especially loved the dinosaur bones and the building's architectur (beautiful skylight that completely covered the room - absolutely gorgeous).

Thank shenier
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is wonderful and the staff very helpful. You can get there via the Hop-on and Hop-off bus.

Thank fuz13
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very well laid out with many, many exhibits. Needed more time than we had to fully enjoy the collections. Good insight to the changing views of anthropology and how our sciences have developed.

Thank philgable
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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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Nicky C
26 October 2015|
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Response from Public_Engagement | Property representative |
Hi Nicky. Sorry not to respond sooner - I have been on leave. But yes, the museum is a great place for a 9 and 11 year old. Plenty of specimens to see, some you can touch; two great big dinosaurs in the main court and a cafe... More
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