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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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Great museum

We just pay a very brief visit to it and found there're some dinosaur skeletons display. And it is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Joan L
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Amazing, and so interesting.

This is such a wonderful place. So full of great items, beautifully displayed and presented. Easily... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Workington, 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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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PW, England
+44 1865 272950
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We just pay a very brief visit to it and found there're some dinosaur skeletons display. And it is really children friendly.

Thank Joan L
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is such a wonderful place. So full of great items, beautifully displayed and presented. Easily followed descriptions, great to scale models and fossils to marvel at.

Thank thwaiteman
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Families with young children will definitely enjoy a visit here. Life sized dinosaur replicas, stuffed animals and exhibits on a variety of sub-fields of natural history fill this space. There are also plenty of fun and educational activities aimed at children.

Thank GowriNK
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is awesome but the coffee is the best I've had in Oxford! Highly recommend a trip to the cafe... Enjoy your visit!

Thank CatherineLeoniG
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fabulous place, well curated and with clear signing and notices. The cafe is in the mezzanine and overlooks the collections.

Thank georginamartin
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful old building with glass roof, so loads of natural light which is bordering on unusual for a natural history museum. It was however swelteringly hot inside, perhaps a combination of the greenhouse effect and the temperature some items need to be stored and displayed...More

Thank MattyLion
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such an amazing place I keep on coming back to this Museum and every time I find something new! Highly recommended a beautiful place absolutely marvellous!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is really a great place to visit, filled with interesting history in a beautiful building and a fun visit to Pitt Rivers as well as it is in the same building. Highly recommended. Thank you H Jonasson

Thank Hlynur J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful place for adults and children, FREE ENTRY. . So much to see its a fascinating place. Plenty to keep adults and children interested. Very nice café with a lovely view down onto the main floor of the museum,

Thank Bristoli-ann13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Group of us each had different wishes to see here and there was plenty to for all our disparate tastes. Would visit again and never even got through to Pitt Rivers! Next time.

Thank Brian W
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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
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
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