19 October 2018 - 28 May 2019
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.
A selection of some of the most important specimens and displays in the Museum, chosen by our collections managers
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.
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
Our research spans four main themes: animal origins, arthropod evolution, digital morphology, and heritage, society and culture
Extinct, flightless, and iconic, the dodo is the world's most famous extinct bird; the remains kept here are one of our greatest treasures
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