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Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Oxford University Museum of Natural History

We are open every day, 10am to 5pm.

Entry is free, including exhibition entry.

E. coli variant
Friday 19 October, 7-10pm

Late Night: Uncultured

Delve into the private lives of bacteria and discover how these tiny organisms run the world in this evening of performances, talks, workshops, and games.
Settlers artwork
9 February to 16 September

Settlers

From the arrival of the earliest modern humans to the people of the present day, the Settlers exhibition tells the dynamic story of Britain's ever-changing population as revealed by genetics, archaeology and demography

During your visit

Child with fox

Things to see and do

Take a look at our quick guide to visiting the Museum
Audioguide on mobile

Audio guides

Listen to audio commentary of Museum highlights in nine different languages
Eustreptospondylus

Museum highlights

Find out more about the Museum's most important objects

Museum stories

Greenland

Research at the Museum

 Our research spans four main themes: animal origins, arthropod evolution, digital morphology, and heritage, society and culture
Dodo's skull

Highlight object: the Oxford Dodo

Extinct, flightless, and iconic, the dodo is the world's most famous extinct bird; the remains kept here are one of our greatest treasures
Martin Garwood - Swift

Swifts in the Museum tower

Every year, swifts return to the UK after their long migration from Africa; for years, the Museum tower has been a favourite nesting site, and our live camera reveals the nesting birds inside
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