University Museum of Natural History

Interesting
Today the contents of this natural history museum pale into insignificance beside the extraordinary building that contains them. The building is a cast iron neo-Gothic cathedral designed like a railway station, and decorated with delicate 19C stone carvings. It houses entomology, geology and zoology collections (including a dodo, one of the few examples of the bird that inhabited Mauritius in former times, and remarkable dinosaur skeletons).

Useful information

Address:

Parks Road, OX1 3PW Oxford

Phone:

+44 1865 272950

Opening hours

10am-5pm

Nearby tourist attractions

Keble College
Keble College
Oxford
0:15
Pitt Rivers Museum
Pitt Rivers Museum
Oxford
1:30
St John's College
St John's College
Oxford
0:30
Trinity College
Trinity College
Oxford
0:15
University College
University College
Oxford
0:15
Ashmolean Museum
Ashmolean Museum
Oxford
2:00
See all