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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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Very nice free museum, good for kids with at least 3 live insect displays. My son spent ages looking at the live cockroaches and the taranulta. The Pitt Rivers museum is also... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very nice free museum, good for kids with at least 3 live insect displays. My son spent ages looking at the live cockroaches and the taranulta. The Pitt Rivers museum is also within this museum which is also fun.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went on a Sunday afternoon during the February school holidays. The place was packed. There was lots of children's activities taking place. The museum is a smaller version of the London museum. There are lots of exhibits of dinosaurs. Overall, I think it is a nice place to visit if you are in Oxford. Allocate 2 to 4 hours for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Some fabulous history on show with lots of interesting facts and information. Not that big but enough to be really interesting. Some of the architecture in the building was awe inspiring.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We took our two young grandsons. Entranced from the moment they entered. We have visited many times but always find something new and unexpected surprises. A real must for any visit to Oxford.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Such a nice change to take the kids out for the day & not get mugged at the ticket office! Often it costs £30, £40, £50 to get into some ridiculously overpriced places of "family entertainment". The Natural History Museum is FREE. Kids loved it, my little one took her toy dinosaur (complete with a T shirt on as it... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My grandson who is 7 wants to be with dinosaurs, He absolutely loves this place The recent changes they have made are brilliant for children Don't forget to get your back pack and explorers hat!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

So many great things from the past to see for people of all ages. We took 2 small children who were fascinated by almost all they saw.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Cool dinosaur collection, loads to see and linked to the pitt museum. Free as well, would definitely go again and recommend it for younger kids

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As we hesitantly filed in through a single door, I have to admit I was a little nervous. Having an ADHD 6 year old with a penchant for waking off in to crowds, I was a expecting a long series of wriggling chases as she wandered of bemused and bored. Wow! I was so pleased to see her walking calmly... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Free entry or you can give a donation if you wish. A bit of a walk to get to this one as it is a little out of the city centre, but easy to find. It looks quite small but has an awful lot inside. Some great exhibits and very interesting. We combined it with a visit to the Pitt... More 

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