Museum of Natural History

A Grade I listed Victorian Gothic building, the Museum of Natural History houses the University's zoology, entomology, palaeontology, and mineral collections. It is the largest collection of its type outside of the national collections and inspired Lewis Carroll to create many of his 'Alice' characters.

To find out more, visit the Museum's website at (link opens in new tab).

 Oxford University Museum of Natural History


The Museum provides disabled access, adapted toilet facilities, and limited disabled parking. Visual and audio aides are available on request. 

The Museum also has a set of resources designed specifically for families with children on the autistic spectrum. Other visitors with support needs may also find these useful.

There is no public parking at any of the Museums, although there is pay-and-display parking near by. Visit Getting Here for information on public transport and disabled access and parking in the city.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact the Oxford University Museum on Natural History on 01865 272950 or visit its website.


Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PW

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