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Oxford University University Museum of Natural History

The Oxford University Museum of Natural History or OUMNH displays many of the University of Oxford’s natural history specimens. It also contains a lecture theatre that is still used by the university’s zoology, chemistry, and mathematics departments.

The University’s Honour School of Natural Science dates back to 1850, when Regius Professor of Medicine, Sir Henry Acland, began constructing the museum bringing together all the anatomical and natural history specimens that were spread around the city into a central display area.

The largest part of the museum’s collections consist of the natural history specimens from the Ashmolean Museum. The Christ Church Museum also donated its osteological and physiological specimens.

Visiting the Oxofrd Museum of Natural History

Website: https://www.oumnh.ox.ac.uk/

Address: Parks Rd, Oxford OX1 3PW

Phone: 01865 272950

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