Welcome to the Museum of Natural History at the University of Oxford. Founded in 1860 as the centre for scientific study at the University, the Museum now holds an internationally-significant collection of geological and zoological specimens, as well as substantial archival material. Housed in a wonderful example of neo-Gothic architecture, the Museum’s growing collections underpin a broad programme of natural environment research, teaching and public engagement.
Please note that eating and drinking are not permitted outside the Museum café area.
We hope you enjoy your visit.