Natural History Musuem Oxford 27th October 2016

During a recent trip to Oxford we took a short stroll in search of dinosaurs…and found them at the Natural History Museum in Oxford.

While significantly smaller than its big brother in London this compact museum still didn’t let us down with what it had to offer. It had a huge range of dinosaur bones, rare stones, mammals and many other items to keep us interested for a good few hours.

As well as plenty to see there is a large number of hands on exhibits to feel and explore from geology to animals. The two highlights being stroking a bear and getting to be up close to a triceratops, Champs favourite dinosaur.

We strolled around and really enjoyed are time here and were each fascinated by different items on display. The museum was very crowded but you could still move about easily and get to have a go on each hands on exhibit.

Natural History Museum Oxford: Who is it for?

The Natural History Museum is an attraction for the whole family but you would struggle to move a push chair around due to the volume of people.

Natural History Museum Oxford: Food

We didn’t eat at the Natural History Museum (thanks to the huge breakfast at the holiday inn) but it does have a café on the gallery level overlooking the exhibits.

Natural History Museum Oxford: Cost

The museum is free to visit with a suggested donation of £5 and well worth it.

Natural History Museum Oxford: Location

The Natural History Museum is located in the centre of Oxford. It is best reached by car and then using one of the many park and ride services. The museum is about a ten-minute walk from the main bus stops in the centre.

Oxford can also be reached by train on the Great Western line and the Museum is a twenty-five-minute walk from the station.

For our trip we stayed at the Holiday Inn Pear Tree and caught the Park and Ride service from the Pear Tree interchange into Oxford.

Natural History Museum Oxford: Downside

Nothing too much to say here other than the toilets need a refurb and in fact the museum recognised this and put up an apologetic sign stating that they were about to undergo an improvement program.

Natural History Museum Oxford: Overall

A great place to visit for the whole family and really worth seeing as part of a trip to Oxford. In fact, we probably prefer this to its bigger brother in London for visiting with little children because it is so easy to walk around and see everything.

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