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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 interesting, captivated the children!

We did the dinosaur and bird hunt sheets provided at the entrance. Kept the children interested and motivated to explore both floors. Our favourite parts were the big dinosaur... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We did the dinosaur and bird hunt sheets provided at the entrance. Kept the children interested and motivated to explore both floors. Our favourite parts were the big dinosaur skeleton, the live bee hive and the touchable otter, bears and badger.

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is great for families with kids, friends, cuples. It's free. Very nice collection of minerals. I would say it's the same as London one just smaller.

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Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The museum is in a beautiful building' close to the city center, and very interesting for kids especially. They have worksheets for kids in the entrance.

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Thank moratderech
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum reminded me of a mini Natural History Museum in London. The building the exhibits all the animals, fossils etc is impressive. I felt that several exhibits required updating, but the old wooden cabinets etc add to the charm. Still definitely worth a visit. Favourite was the Iguanadon Fossil 👍🏻

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Superb museum, liked the dinosaurs and rocks and minerals on display. Benefits from having a glass roof, which means there is always plenty of natural light in the museum

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Amazing building and a really nice place for kids. It is a Natural History Museum with dinosaurs bones, stuffed animals, minerals, rocks, etc. There is a restaurant inside the museum in the first floor.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Free entry so definitely worth a visit, lots to see and very interesting and educational! All of the pillars are different rock types with information about them labelled. Outside there are casts of dinosaur footprints in the grass. If you go up onto the second floor there is a model of the earth at one side of the building the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I thought this museum was great, and its FREE, would go again and again, would also be happy to pay to go in too, did make a donation, as felt it warranted it. Amazing displays, just pay a visit well worth it,

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Visited February half term and was very busy with of children. Selection of dinosaurs and animal skeletons to mesmerise the little ones but plenty to absorb the older ones too. There is a coffee shop but when we visited there was insufficient seating so we never got to try this out.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This museum is highly interactive and brilliantly laid out, thoroughly filled with specimens and detail. Great for kids and adults!

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