19 October 2018 - 28 May 2019
The Museum is open every day from 10am to 5pm, including over the Easter weekend.Entry is free, including to temporary exhibitions.
Oxford University Museum of Natural History was founded in 1860, and today it holds an internationally-significant collection of natural history specimens and archives. Housed in a stunning neo-Gothic building inspired by the Pre-Raphaelites, the Museum is home to a lively programme of research, teaching and public events.
Join us for an ‘en plein air’ art session using paints to depict the Museum’s architecture outside on the lawn in front of the main entrance.
Celebrating 200 years since the birth of John Ruskin with a special events programme and art competition
Take a look at our quick guide to visiting the Museum
Listen to audio commentary of Museum highlights in nine different languages
Find out more about the Museum's most important objects
New study from our Research Fellow Dr Imran Rahman and colleagues showing new species of extinct sea cucumber; named Sollasina cthulhu, for its resemblance to H.P. Lovecraft’s famous monster.
Fancy putting your hand towards a Ruskin inspired work of art?
We're running a competition and asking for submissions inspired by the Museum building and its collections.
We are currently advertising for an AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Studentship
This year is the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act, which enabled all men and some women over the age of 30 to vote for the first time. To mark this success in women’s rights, Museum staff members have chosen and written about a number of notable women that they find inspiring and have shaped science throughout history.