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University Museum of Natural History

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Address: Museum of Natural History Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PW, England
Phone Number: +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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Fantastic museum

I loved this museum, really good displays and information that were engaging and good trails for kids to follow and interact with. Lots of exhibits of all different things and a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I loved this museum, really good displays and information that were engaging and good trails for kids to follow and interact with. Lots of exhibits of all different things and a coffee shop with a view! (of the interior)

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An excellent museum with marvellous exhibits and many educational displays and information. The dinosaur skeletons are superb, and there are intelligently displayed taxidermy animals and birds, plus insects with good information about them all.

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Tiverton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

An interesting visit to see this beautiful building and architectural design. Makes you look at it with wonder.

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

An amazing museum, easy 5 minute walk from Oxford city centre. What a fantastic building! Plenty of natural light to view all the exhibits, those displayed around the outer walls are in a time line, showing the different geological periods on this earth.if it has walked, swum or flown,the museum probably has a skeleton or re-made example of it in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I only had an hour to view the galleries. The architechture is gorgeous , the exhibits beautiful. I went specifically to see the early Rembrandts and it was well worth stopping in. The viking exhibit was also exceptional.

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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A wonderful museum in a great building. My 5 year old daughter and us loved it. Well worth a visit. Not the biggest museum, but absolutely loads to explore and enjoy. Quite a few interactive exhibits.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This natural history museum boasts a number of animal skeletons lined up in visually aesthetic ascending orders. Look out for the different colour marble pillars on the upstairs section of the net-gothic building. After you’ve finished here pop through the doors to the Pitt Rivers Museum.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is well organized and have many interesting animal samples/displays. It's free museum and worth a visit.

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valencia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is an excellent Museum to visit and it is FREE! I highly recommend it for everybody: from children to adults. It is interactive with lots of stuff to touch and it has a carpet with toys for smaller children. Really interesting and lots of things to see. And the building is just awesome. You won't regret it!

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Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a fabulous surprise find as we only decided to visit last minute, spectacular building with great exhibits and displays. Really excellent entomology photographic exhibition on which is extended into Jan 2017 and well worth a visit.

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