10 Things to See and Do in Oxford, England


2. Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Providing the only access to Pitt Rivers Museum, the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, also known simply as Oxford University Museum, exhibits natural history specimens and contains a lecture theater. If you want to visit Pitt Rivers Museum, you will also want to work a visitation of this museum into your agenda. Founded in 1860, the collection consists of geological and zoological specimens. The building itself is a sight to behold with its neo-Gothic architecture. Some of its more popular exhibits are the Oxfordshire dinosaurs, the Dodo and swifts in the tower. With more than 250,000 specimens, the zoological collection contains numerous endangered and extinct species. The Dodo exhibit is the most complete remains of that species in the world. Other collections worth mentioning include those of Thomas Bell, William Burchell and Charles Darwin. Between the two museums, you will need an entire day to take it all in.

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