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University Museum of Natural History

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Address: Museum of Natural History Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PW, England
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+44 1865 272950
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Housed in a Victorian-style building, this University museum features...

Housed in a Victorian-style building, this University museum features collections of zoological, entomological and mineral specimens that have been collected over the last three centuries.

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This place is a treasure trove of interesting objects the only problem being our time was limited being at the end of our visit will definitely visit again allowing more time

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is a treasure trove of interesting objects the only problem being our time was limited being at the end of our visit will definitely visit again allowing more time

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Thank Robert J
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Perfect on a rainy day in Oxford. Say hello to the Dodo. Touch the oldest object you will ever be allowed to put your hands on (4.5 billion years old). Pet the bear and the fox and the bunny. Look up at the beautiful ironwork and admire the statue of Darwin and see the room where the famous 1860 Evolution... More 

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Birmingham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My favourite museum for a long time. The displays do well in explaining and displaying the relatedness of seemingly unconnected animals and plants etc. I love the interactive displays and the skeletons.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visitors will see many animals, including insects, and minerals well displayed and with clear explanations. Many extras, such as special talks and family activities. An extra bonus is that it's attached to the Pitt-Rivers Ethnography Museum.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We've been coming here regularly since my now-14-year-old was one. It's just brilliant - one of my favourite places!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

most diverse and interesting museum I have ever been to, so much to engage and ingest learning about so many cultures!!!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have been returning frequently to the Museum over the last month because their temporary exhibitions of Microsculpture, the Arctic and the wild life photography by the Oxford Photographic Society have been especially good. It is impossible to walk through to these exhibitions without being stopped by some fascinating exhibit on the way and the sense of an endless supply... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful buildings and surroundings and really interesting items. My children are 3 and 5 and they found lots of things to interest them...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As little Belgian tourists, we never have had the chance to see dinosaurs before... well, now it's done! The collections, as well as the building, are very impressive... we spent hours in there, our eyes wide open, astonished as children. The place is really worth a visit, but you'll need an afternoon to perfectly enjoy the variety of the collections.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some interesting items for example the meteorites and Oxford Dodo sections. It's housed in an attractive building however it is a little smaller than I expected and a little low tech. Most exhibited are items in glass cases or information boards.

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