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“Ancient university ”

Oxford University Museum of Natural History
Ranked #4 of 189 things to do in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Stairs / lift, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Today I visited Oxford university for first time and I was very impressed. It’s dated since 1096 and is kept very well in nowadays. When you are there you think you are back in time when it started and this feeling it’s magic and speechless like never before!!! It’s must visit place.

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

This is a stunning building, a Victorian hymn to nature, with ron columns like trees replete with iron leaves. The contents are a superb collection of skeletons and models of living and extinct creatures, mapping life since the dawn of time. There are many examples of rocks of the British Isles in the structure of the hall. People of any age will enjoy this place, especially children who can wonder at Tyrranosaurus Rex and whale skeletons, and stroke stuffed foxes and bears. The ultimate rainy day attraction in Oxford

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

I remembered coming to see the dinosaur skeletons here when I lived in Oxford; this time I chanced to look up and managed to catch the breathtaking display of whale bones suspecnded from the glass ceiling.

The building here is a fantastic piece of industrial-era stonework reminiscent of the Natural History Museum in London. There are interesting displays of artefacts found locally as well as the natural history of the British Isles. Next door is the Pitt Rivers museum, which houses a cramped but diverse range of ethnological items from around the globe.

Both these museums are free to visit, which is a real boon to the city. The Natural History also has a good range of interactive exhibits which are great for youngsters.

Thank Toni B
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Took some American friends great to show them exhibits older than their country and very interesting

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Reviewed 29 March 2018

A good museum with dinosaur bones and fossils from around the area. A smaller version of the natural history museum and you can double it up with Pitts Rivers museum.

Thank Craig C
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