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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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A must for any family with little kids

Stunning collection of bones, animal models, with lots of things to capture the imagination of any... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Darlington, United Kingdom
Wonderful experience

This is one of the best places to visit in Oxford. I recommend this museum as a must to be visited... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Chathuranga B
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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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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Museum of Natural History Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PW, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Stunning collection of bones, animal models, with lots of things to capture the imagination of any child. Even the building itself is a wonderful example of what a museum should be.

Thank JRMaddog
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is one of the best places to visit in Oxford. I recommend this museum as a must to be visited by everyone.

Thank Chathuranga B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great museum - first of all for free, secondly in great old building, thirdly very interestingly grouped exhibition. Great for children as there are parts of exhibition which they can touch. The museum made me think how great universe we are living at. It's museum...More

Thank Monika S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As you open the door of this museum, your breath is taken away. The architecture is spectacular and the exhibits many and varied. It is very child-friendly and has an lovely little cafe overlooking the main hall. This museum is a must-see on any visit...More

Thank TenMileBank
Reviewed 1 week ago

Has a variety of interactive exhibits which children adore. Varied exhibitions but not over the top.

Thank caztackley
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had previously visited the museum in an attempt to visit the Pitt Rivers, but such were its charms that we only managed to get through half of it before we had to venure further into Oxford. Returning again to complete the job as an...More

Thank Moleseyboy
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been going there since "ever". Used to take often my children (when young) there andthey loved it. From dinosaur skeletons, to bits and pieces of the dodo, to live bees, to fossils and to (pretty horrible) specimens in glass jars, there is an...More

Thank stsal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A scaled-down version of the NatHist Museum in London without the hassle of getting to London - great displays, very accessible to all ages, well laid out and labelled etc. Definitely worth another visit, especially in conjunction with Pitt Rivers Museum.

Thank ghfandj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The History Museum of Oxford is magical place to visit for its many reasons. They have dinosaur skeletons of various species. Some fossils over millions of years old exhibited here. Fun games to take part in for children with Oxford University students who work there....More

Thank Ravendra T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely visit to Oxford recently, and as geologists decided to take in the Natural History museum, We were very impressed by the exhibits, especially the full sized dinosaur exhibits. The exhibits sparked much debate and conversation between my husband and I. We...More

Thank Yvonne M
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27 October 2017|
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Response from stsal | Reviewed this property |
Park & ride is the best option. Theer ar eseveral P&R, depending from which direction you come (best is from the North, the P&R near the Oxford Parkway railway station). then the bus eaves literaly three minutes from the... More
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