About the Museum

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.