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Oxford University Museum of Natural History

#4 of 177 things to do in Oxford Features Animals
Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PW, England
+44 1865 272950
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Beautiful space with lots of skeletons

Connected to the Pitt Rivers Museum, very beautiful and interesting Natural History Museum. Lots of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
San Francisco, California
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The museum is a fun place for every age. The first floor has lots of skeletons: dinosaurs... read more

Reviewed 2 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 are the Oxfordshire dinosaurs, the dodo, and the swifts in the tower.
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PW, England
+44 1865 272950
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Connected to the Pitt Rivers Museum, very beautiful and interesting Natural History Museum. Lots of information, well displayed. Present exhibit on the brain. Good explanations of the system of scientific categorization.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The museum is a fun place for every age. The first floor has lots of skeletons: dinosaurs, elephants, crocodiles, a python. Don't forget to make time to see the Pitt Rivers Museum just hind the Museum of Natural History.

Thank Dee A
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was my 8 year old Granddaughters first visit and she loved it,there is enough to keep you intereste .At the moment there is a touching exhibition andbeing able to touch the exhibitions is a highlite. The different cases of grouped exhibits from personal collections...More

Thank Frances H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Amazing history and architecture it's important that young children have an exposure to these places instead of being inside on technology they can have fun learning too as today proved. There is a place for everything in this modern world. Great few hours well worth...More

Thank lloydjones36
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent most of our time at the university. It was lovely. Just pricey. Not sure if there was a pass that we could have bought that would have made the prices lower to enter each college. I didn't have enough time to explore that....More

Thank mrcolmen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our favorite place in Oxford. We visit it as often as we can, there is limited parking nearby, so we always head in via train or bus. There are always activities for the children and often special events during the holidays. Many of...More

Thank sheepibird
Reviewed 1 week ago

This takes the old fashioned "collection of dead things" to a whole new level. Even better than the one in Dublin and with stunning architecture. Free - as all museums should be. In the lovely University Parks.

Thank DaveThomasLeicester
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum itself is excellent, with lots of interesting displays including a number that were interactive. My family and I had not expected to see so much on display and our only regret is that we didn't give ourselves enough time. My daughters were particularly...More

1  Thank GordonHampshire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit if in Oxford. Great displays and very inviting space. Free entry and great for the kids. Educational and playful. Really loved this museum.

Thank Jamie B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good exhibits, and very relaxed environment. Would visit again to spend more time here. The coffee shop upstairs however spoils the show a bit.

Thank Harjit S
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How can I get there by public transportation? Is it near the Tourist Information Office?
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
Ania B
How much is cost of tickets?
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
Nicky C
Hi There, is this a good place for a 9 and 11 year old??
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