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Opening hours: 10am - 5pm every day, admission free.

About the Museum: see our guide booklet for information about the Museum, including highlight objects and displays. The guide is available to download in different languages here; a print version can be purchased from the Museum for £1.50.

Visiting as a group: it is essential for all groups planning to visit the Museum to make a booking. Please contact our bookings service on 01865 282451 or Bookings for international groups and language schools can only be made at these times:
Mon-Fri: 14:00 or 15:00
Sun: 10:00 or 11:00
See our booking information for details.

For an audio-description introducing the museum, please listen here.

Café: the Museum café is situated on the upper gallery overlooking the dinosaurs. There are child-friendly options available and families are always welcome.

Access: there is no public parking at the Museum, although disabled facilities are available to registered users. There is a lift to the upper gallery for wheelchair access. Registered guide dogs are allowed in the museum. Download floorplan.

The museum has developed a set of resources for families with children on the autistic spectrum but potentially of use to other visitors with young children or additional needs. Visitors with support needs

Activities in the main court

Travel to the Museum: the best way to travel to Oxford is by public transport. The Museum is about 15 minutes walk from Oxford city centre and 20 minutes from Oxford Railway Station. There are also five Park and Ride car parks (situated on the A40 at Headington; Redbridge at the bottom of the Abingdon Road, near Kennington; Pear Tree Roundabout, Woodstock Road; Water Eaton, Banbury Road, Kidlington and Seacourt at Botley. There are limited pay and display parking spaces in the side streets around the Museum. The Museum also has bicycle racks available to use around the front lawn. Locate the Museum on a map of Oxford

Photography in the Museum: non-commercial photography in the Museum is permitted without the use of specialised equipment, such as tripods or lighting. For commercial photography or filming, and to use special equipment, please contact

All of the Oxford University Museums offer family friendly activities.

Enquiries regarding access to the Museum should be sent to:

Telephone: + 44 1865 272 950

Oxford University Museum of Natural History,
Parks Road,
Oxford, OX1 3PW

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