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“One of the most beautiful buildings I have ever seen”

Oxford University Museum of Natural History
Ranked #4 of 187 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: Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have visited this museum like a trillion times! The collection it hosts is amazing (dinosaur skeletons, animals, rocks, evolution, ...) but that is not all, wait until you see the inside of the building, it just one of the most beautiful buildings I have ever seen!

Tips: Don't miss the bees' room upstairs. You can also have a coffee at the museum cafe, overlooking the museum.

Thank MireyaTM
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of skeletons of prehistoric animals as well as their ancestors...

But I went to see The Dodo...and that was enough...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved walking through these diverse exhibits. Guides give great details such as pieces featured in the Inspector Morse TV series.

Thank Tom H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is bright , interesting and full of exhibits relating to humans and animals. The exhibits are well signed and written with good explanations for all ages. Nice clean and well displayed cabinets. A bit worrying the two brown bears can be touched as the young children were tugging at the fur . Thought they should be in a glass cabinet not touched and damaged. The excellent collection of Dinosaur memorabilia bones and reconstructions displayed well. I loved the layout of this museum and the outside architecture is stunning. Nice cafes for families to eat and could do with more toilets. Very enjoyable full of interest about food chains and bugs upstairs.

Thank daisyhall
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whenever I have friends or family visiting me, this is the first place on the list. It's always so fun to walk around and there's just so much to see, it's great for everyone and anyone.

Thank Ruba A
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