Terms of Use



All content of this website (images, text, sound and video files, programs and scripts) is copyright of Oxford University Museum of Natural History, unless stated otherwise. All rights reserved. 


Using content

Any downloadable content may be used for educational, non-profit or academic purposes on the following terms:

  • You must cite the author and source of the content as you would material from any printed work. Where possible, you must also cite and link to the Museum webpage from which you obtained the content;
  • You may not remove any copyright notice, attribution information, credits, or other notice that is placed in or near the text, images, or data;
  • Content must be clearly credited as described above. Unless otherwise stated, content should be credited in the format © Oxford University Museum of Natural History. 

You may not copy, adapt or otherwise incorporate into, or store in any other website, electronic retrieval system, publication or other work, any of the content of this website in any form (whether hard copy, electronic or other) without prior written permission from the Museum. Exceptions to this statement for Learning Resources are described below. 

Other individuals and organisations wishing to make the Museum's content accessible through their websites are encouraged to create hypertext links to the required content on this website.

All unauthorised forms of commercial use are forbidden. You may not print or download content and sell, license, or make it available in any form to a third party without prior written permission from the Museum. 


Image reproduction requests

Find out more about image reproduction. Please send your requests for written permission, enquiries about the commercial use of content or requests for higher resolution images to library@oum.ox.ac.uk.


Learning Resources

Worksheets available in the 'Learn' section have been designed for use as educational material, and can be printed and copied for non-profit purposes. These must be clearly credited with © Oxford University Museum of Natural History.



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