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University Museum of Natural History

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Address: Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PW, England
Phone Number: 44-1865-272950
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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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Vibrant and interesting

On a very hot day, we turned up specifically to see the "Microsculpture" Photography Exhibition by Levon Bliss. And it is astonishing. Enormous photographs of some of the smallest... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

On a very hot day, we turned up specifically to see the "Microsculpture" Photography Exhibition by Levon Bliss. And it is astonishing. Enormous photographs of some of the smallest of living creatures are extraordinary and some of the finest photographs we think we have ever seen. We also took in the very beautiful exhibition by Kurt Jackson concerning Bees and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Small museum fool of scheletons of different anials and dinosaurs, stones andoso many other things. Perfect to visit with children. They'll enjoy a lot

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The most enjoyable and beneficial education morning, walk, see, read, listen and simply enjoy it. Great place to be.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I only visited for about an hour due to other obligations, in this time I was only able to view a small section of the museum. I really enjoy natural museums and this one I will definitely want to visit again properly. It has some great hands on pieces which are fantastic for kids and it also has some great... More 

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This museum is amazing so much to see and so much information to read I think it is a great learning experience for children and adults alike! Much quieter than the natural history museum in London and I felt just as good I recommend an afternoon out here to anyone!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

As soon as we walked in through the door we said wow! There's dinosaurs, fossils and taxidermy. There was even a live bee hive that you could observe. We would have loved to have spent longer there but we were there until the bell rang. An excellent venue for children.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What's not to love? Wonderful collections, with exquisite interpretation. Spend an afternoon wandering quietly through the exhibits and explore the beauty of the natural world. The varied geological columns are reason enough to visit the OUMNH. Make sure to visit the insect section - it's exquisitely curated.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is a real gem! It is only a short walk from the city centre and is home to some super exhibits. Good for all the family!

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Vera, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I spent hours exploring this museum. The dinosaurs were incredible and the mixture of displays was excellent. My seven-year-old son is still talking about our experience there three days later! Enough to fuel imaginations for kids of all ages for years.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Free and really informative. Lots of history in relation to ancient creatures. Well worth a visit. Good for all the family.

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