Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Oxford

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Those who know it best call Oxford University Museum of Natural History the world’s “Cathedral to Science.” From the most complete remains of the extinct dodo to exacting replicas of early humans, the museum works to share the best examples of geology, mineralogy, zoology, and entomology—or rocks, minerals, animals, and bugs to the thousands, especially children, who visit. The building itself is a fine example of neo-Gothic architecture and is the site of the famous first demonstration of the wireless telegraph in 1894. Have a natural object you can’t quite identify? Bring it along and ask one of the many on-hand curators to help solve the mystery. Make Oxford University Museum of Natural History a part of your Oxford vacation plans using our Oxford online journey maker.
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  • Just two weeks before we were in London and the Natural History Museum there, so expectations for this weren't high in comparison. While not to that very high standard I am pleased to say it was... 
    Just two weeks before we were in London and the Natural History Museum there, so expectations for this weren't high in comparison. While not to that very high standard I am pleased to say it was...  more »
  • A very nice museum with a wide range of natural history collections. It is a bit crowded on in holidays, but the objects are nevertheless worth a visit. The gift shop is lovely. Bought some minerals. 
    A very nice museum with a wide range of natural history collections. It is a bit crowded on in holidays, but the objects are nevertheless worth a visit. The gift shop is lovely. Bought some minerals.  more »
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  • What a spectacular collection of history! Lovely friendly staff, lots of interesting things to look at. To see it all you'll need a few hours. It's free entry but if you can, take a fiver for the donation box to keep the place going! Not much parking nearby so it's advisable to do park and ride. The museum is with a few minutes walking distance of a lovely park so if the weather is nice, pop along to see that too! 😊
  • Great place. Currently free. Amazing exhibits. Brilliant staff. A fantastic way to spend a Sunday morning. Wonderful to observe little tots' faces as they saw the dinosaurs. Well worth a visit!

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