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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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Birthday treat

This was my 8 year old Granddaughters first visit and she loved it,there is enough to keep you... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Frances H
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Long Compton, United Kingdom
Great architecture

Amazing history and architecture it's important that young children have an exposure to these... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
lloydjones36
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Abergele, United Kingdom
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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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  • Average3%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PW, England
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Reviewed 4 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 4 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So enjoyed this museum. So much to see and all displayed so well in a light and spacious area. Brilliant and free.!

Thank petheidi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A free museum which was open on a Monday which was a bonus as the other museums seem to have this as a day off! The exhibits are very absorbing in the main but like other such museums tend to present their assumptions as fact...More

Thank MaltaKid
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C K H
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
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Ania B
How much is cost of tickets?
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
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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
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