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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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If you love animals or are interested in evolution, a must see!

This is a treat of a museum in a stunning building. Anyone who is interested in animals will be... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Norwich, United Kingdom
Great displays in a spectacular building.

Free to enter but donation is expected and well worth it. The building is spectacular and look up... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
kathy b
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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
Museum of Natural History Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PW, England
+44 1865 272950
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Reviewed 2 days 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 4 days 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 6 days 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 6 days 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 1 week 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 1 week ago

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

Thank Jo H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I like to go here with the children. They love to do the museums quiz. Its a good way of escaping a rainy day!

Thank canmpm
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a relatively small museum that is light and airy and not exhausting to wonder through as so many larger museums can be. An interesting selection of exhibits make it an excellent attraction for all ages. It has the added bonus of having The...More

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 1 week ago

You must allow plenty of time to look round this very interesting museum. Well laid out with plenty to see. The exhibits are well described and further reading is available for those who have specific interests. An interesting day's visit is still not enough to...More

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I thought this museum was far better than the Natural History Museum in London. It was more compact and easier to view all the exhibits. Fascinating place.

Thank Steven L
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26 October 2017|
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Response from Ken S | Reviewed this property |
Agree go for Park and Ride. Peartree is good.
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
7 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