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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.

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Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Parks Rd




Phone number

+ 44 1865 272 950


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Parking, public transport and access

There is pay and display parking close to the Museum on Mansfield Road, Keble Road and Blackhall Road. View fees and locations.

There are five Park and Ride car parks (on the A40 at Headington; Redbridge, Abingdon Road, near Kennington; Pear Tree Roundabout, Woodstock Road; Water Eaton, Banbury Road, Kidlington; and Seacourt at Botley). The main car park for the city is at the Westgate.

More information about how to get here including walking directions from the train station.

Do you have an access requirement? Find out more about how the Museum has in place to meet your needs.

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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