A Story in Stone

Join Geologists Phil Powell and Nina Morgan on a tour of the Museum, and learn about how the geology of Britain was built into the fabric of the building.


The polished columns that decorate the interior of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History were specially selected to illustrate the geology of Britain. Join geologists Philip Powell and Nina Morgan for a colourful and informative tour of the building interior, and learn a lot about geology along the way.

This event is suitable for adults and teenagers. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Tours last an hour and booking is essential.

Book tickets 17:30-18:30

Book tickets 19:00-20:00




IF Oxford uses Pay What You Decide (PWYD) ticketing so you can choose to pay whatever you want or can afford. You can make your donation during booking or after the event and the amount you pay is up to you. A suggested donation of £5 per person for each event enjoyed will help secure the future of the Festival. IF Oxford is run by the Oxfordshire Science Festival (charity #1151361) and your donation may be eligible for Gift Aid, where a charity can claim back an extra 25% of your donation at no cost to you.

About the tour guides:

Philip Powell and Nina Morgan

Philip Powell is a former curator of geology, and now an Honorary Associate at the OUMNH, with special interests in fossils, building stones and local geology.

Nina Morgan is a geologist, science writer and Honorary Associate at the OUMNH. She enjoys using geology, history and social history to draw in people who believe that science is ‘too hard’ for them to understand.


Accessibility information:

Wheelchair accessible? Yes
Hearing loops? No
Seating? No
Refreshments? No
Flashing lights? No
Loud noises? No

For more information, please visit our accessibility webpage, or contact Chris Jarvis (chris.jarvis@oum.ox.ac.uk).