Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Oxford

4.7
#3 of 14 in Museums in Oxford
Those who know it best call Oxford University Museum of Natural History the world’s “Cathedral to Science.” From the most complete remains of the extinct dodo to exacting replicas of early humans, the museum works to share the best examples of geology, mineralogy, zoology, and entomology—or rocks, minerals, animals, and bugs to the thousands, especially children, who visit. The building itself is a fine example of neo-Gothic architecture and is the site of the famous first demonstration of the wireless telegraph in 1894. Have a natural object you can’t quite identify? Bring it along and ask one of the many on-hand curators to help solve the mystery. Make Oxford University Museum of Natural History a part of your Oxford vacation plans using our Oxford online journey maker .
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  • With free entry to have as your featured exhibition of dinosaur skeletons, various information about them and even a footprint (size) in the gardens of the Museum. You can spend hours over there visiting your vast archive that is divided into three main areas: palaeontology, life (zoology and Entomology) and multiple files. Be sure to get the map of the Museum at the entrance and also paper and pens for kids cool kids deface and drawings. There are also trails for pre defined by the Museum for different ages. Is a very nice and complete Museum and well worth a visit. More tips on Oxford from our site
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  • Something for everyone and well worth a visit. Well laid out and informative, could visit several times and find something new very time!  more »
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  • Excellent and great range of displays all in the one large space. 👍🏻 Plenty were hands on and interactive, encouraging engagement with the objects on display. 😃 Very informative. 🤔😊 Good cafe to take a break. ☕️ 🥪 Nice little gift shop as well. 🎁 Free entry, ✅ optional donation. 💷
  • Excellent range of displays all in the one large space. Plenty were hands on and interactive, encouraging engagement with the objects on display. Very informative. Good cafe to take a break between looking and fantastic that the Pitt Rivers museum is right there. Nice little gift shop as well. Free entry, optional donation.
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