19 October 2018 - 28 May 2019
Peer into the minute world of bacteria, parasites, DNA and more in our family science fair extravaganza
For our new exhibition, Bacterial World, we captured bacteria from the everyday items and belongings of visitors and staff, cultured and photographed them, then artist Elin Thomas created eight crochet artworks on display in the exhibition...
A new permanent display featuring the skeletons of two large plesiosaurs - extinct marine reptiles that swam in the warm Jurassic seas 165 million years ago
We are open every day, 10am to 5pm.
Entry is free, including exhibition entry.
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.
The Museum is open every day from 10am to 5pm. Entry is free, including to temporary exhibitions.
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