19 October 2018 - 28 May 2019
The Museum is open every day from 10am to 5pm. Entry is free, including to temporary exhibitions.
Oxford University Museum of Natural History was founded in 1860, and today it holds an internationally-significant collection of natural history specimens and archives. Housed in a stunning neo-Gothic building inspired by the Pre-Raphaelites, the Museum is home to a lively programme of research, teaching and public events.
Join the Pitt Rivers Museum and the Museum of Natural History for an atmospheric evening amidst oceans and islands. Explore the wonders of the oceans in the Museum of Natural History with talks, hands-on activities and a bar under the dinosaurs, then engage with different islands in the Pitt Rivers Museum.
The Museum is celebrating 200 years since the birth of John Ruskin with a special events programme and an art competition
Take a look at our quick guide to visiting the Museum
Listen to audio commentary of Museum highlights in nine different languages
Find out more about the Museum's most important objects
The first swift of the year has been sighted (1st May 19) near the Museum tower. They'll be prospecting for new nest sites at this time of year. Our (newly rebooted) webcam is live streaming from the nests in the tower that this colony has used for years.
Fancy putting your hand towards a Ruskin inspired work of art?
We're running a competition and asking for submissions inspired by the Museum building and its collections.
We are currently advertising for an Exhibitions Officer and Assistant Accountant.
This year is the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act, which enabled all men and some women over the age of 30 to vote for the first time. To mark this success in women’s rights, Museum staff members have chosen and written about a number of notable women that they find inspiring and have shaped science throughout history.