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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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Impressive but small collection

The Natural History museum has an impressive but understandably small collection. It is well worth... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Oxford, United Kingdom
Mind blowing

Free of charge, where can you get something for nothing so please support and put something in... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
North Somerset
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PW, England
+44 1865 272950
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Reviewed yesterday

The Natural History museum has an impressive but understandably small collection. It is well worth a visit and we have gone multiple times. That said, I do wish they had more on offer for children. Although interesting, most of the exhibits at a bit academic...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Free of charge, where can you get something for nothing so please support and put something in their donations box. Lovely display of Dinosaurs but much more also to see.

Thank Bugsy098472
Reviewed 4 days ago

Not apparent from the outside, the building has a unique metal construction which is beautifully preserved. The museum houses a large collection with many rare exhibits. Entrance is free, in walking distance from the city center: ideal for a rainy morning...

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit - this museum has well-presented and interesting displays. Children will love it. The cafe is also recommended.

Thank WelshKnights77
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not often you can say a museum has a great collection in a beautiful building, but this one has it all. Open and naturally well lit, the exhibits are easy to walk around, stop and stare without effecting others, sit and just think. Set up...More

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very well presented collections inside a beautiful building.Lots of natural light. Very hands on for children.

Thank sinb49
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here searching some family history and we're absolutely blown out of the water with this fabulous building and collection. The staff are very friendly. The Architecture is outstanding and not to be missed. Check out the columns at the upper level, they are...More

Thank MelbourneArchitect
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice museum. Plenty of dinosaurs to keep the children enthralled. Not too big a place to wander around. Good displays. Loved the fossils and minerals. Shame it doesn't have a cafe but large front lawn to sit on with a picnic. (If you can avoid...More

Thank kay h
Reviewed 1 week ago

it would be appropriate to show less to the public but in a selected way. The architecture and the hall with the dino is worth to visit

Thank petrabargstedt
Reviewed 1 week ago

I really liked the natural history in this museum especially all the stuffed animals and skeletons on show.

Thank Ed E
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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
Ania B
How much is cost of tickets?
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
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