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The Museum is open 10am to 5pm every day.

Founded in the 19th century as the focus for scientific activity at the University of Oxford, the Museum of Natural History now houses truly remarkable collections and is a vibrant and welcoming place to visit.

Opening hours

Open daily, 10am to 5pm.

Entry to the Museum is free. Donations are welcome.

Groups of ten or more must book in advance. We also appreciate advance bookings by smaller organised groups.

How to get here


Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Parks Rd




Phone number

+ 44 1865 272 950


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Policy on photography and art materials

Non-commercial photography is welcome at the Museum. For any commercial photography or filming please make an enquiry in advance.

We encourage visitors to draw in the Museum, but only graphite pencils are permitted. Other art materials can cause a conservation risk to the building and specimens. 

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