Oxford Open Doors: A Geological Gem

Join Geologists Phil Powell and Nina Morgan on a tour of the Museum, and learn about how the geology of Britain was built into the fabric of the building.


The polished columns that decorate the interior of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History were specially selected to illustrate the geology of Britain. Join geologists Philip Powell and Nina Morgan for a colourful and informative tour of the building interior, and learn a lot about geology along the way. Part of the Oxford Preservation Trust's annual Open Doors Festival.

This event is suitable for adults and teenagers. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Tours last fifty minutes and booking is essential.


About the tour guides:

Philip Powell is a former curator of geology, and now an Honorary Associate at the OUMNH, with special interests in fossils, building stones and local geology.

Nina Morgan is geologist, science writer and Honorary Associate at the OUMNH. She enjoys using geology, history and social history to draw in people who believe that science is ‘too hard’ for them to understand.


Accessibility information:

Wheelchair accessible? Yes
Hearing loops? No
Seating? No
Refreshments? No
Flashing lights? No
Loud noises? No

For more information, please visit our accessibility webpage, or contact Chris Jarvis (chris.jarvis@oum.ox.ac.uk).