Although Oxford is known for its prestigious university, it's also home to several excellent museums.
One is the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, established in 1860. The beautiful Neo-Gothic building was designed in the Pre-Raphaelite style and incorporates branches and leaves in its decorations, along with statues of famous scientists. The exhibits comprise rocks and minerals, a zoological section with over 5 million insects, and the archives department.
Highlights include the 4.5 billion year old Nantan meteorite and the remains of a flightless Dodo bird. There is a gift shop and cafe, and the OUMNH offers lectures, workshops and guided tours.Places nearby:
Ashmolean Museum: Oxford's Treasure House 0 km / 0 mi
The Bridge of Sighs: A Venice Favorite 0 km / 0 mi
Waddesdon Manor: A French Chateau In Buckinghamshire 23 km / 14 mi
Things to do in Wigginton, UK 29 km / 18 mi
North Wessex Downs: Ancient Stones and Chalk Horses 45 km / 28 mi