Mammoth tusk (PAL-QT.00097_BT.9)

Mammoth tusks and cocktail sticks

The delicate arts of collections management...


Bee ID course

A great chance to learn how to identify British bees in a two-day course with specialist Steven Falk.

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A selection of some of the most important specimens and displays in the Museum, chosen by our collections managers

During your visit

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Things to see and do

Take a look at our quick guide to visiting the Museum

Audioguide on mobile

Audio guides

Listen to audio commentary of Museum highlights in nine different languages


Museum highlights

Find out more about the Museum's most important objects

Museum stories


Research at the Museum

 Our research spans four main themes: animal origins, arthropod evolution, digital morphology, and heritage, society and culture

Dodo's skull

Highlight object: the Oxford Dodo

Extinct, flightless, and iconic, the dodo is the world's most famous extinct bird; the remains kept here are one of our greatest treasures

Martin Garwood - Swift

Swifts in the Museum tower

Every year, swifts return to the UK after their long migration from Africa; for years, the Museum tower has been a favourite nesting site, and our live camera reveals the nesting birds inside

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