Travelling by train to the Oxford University Museum of Natural History is super-simple. The nearest railway station to the Oxford University Museum of Natural History is Oxford, which is served by GWR, Chiltern and CrossCountry services throughout the day. It's 19 minutes to the Oxford University Museum of Natural History on foot.  You'll find the museum north-east of the station on Parks Road.

The Museum of Natural History houses the University's impressive scientific collections of geological and zoological specimens. The Museum itself is a Grade 1 listed building, renowned for its spectacular neo-Gothic architecture built between 1855 to 1860 and includes statues of Aristotle, Darwin, and Linnaeus.

Popular exhibits include the Oxfordshire dinosaurs, the dodo, whale skeletons suspended from the ceiling, an observation beehive, and the nesting swifts in the tower.

Visit the Oxford University Museum of Natural History website for opening information.


This attraction has free entry for all.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours: Please note: Reservations and tickets requiring reservations can only be sold between 09:00 and 18:00
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:45 - 20:00
Saturday 07:30 - 20:00
Sunday 07:15 - 20:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeAvailable
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
Staff assistance is available; please request assistance from any member of staff if you have not booked assistance in advance.
Customer Service notes
Please call our Customer Services Centre on 03457 000 125 (07:00-22:00 every day)
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorAPCOA Parking (UK) Limited
Car parking spaces530
Carpark charges
Three Monthly£350.50
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces758
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes

Car park

Cycle storage notes<p>Cycle storage available for 758 cycles. Please note cycles can be carried on our trains free of charge restriction apply.</p>
Step-free accessWhole station
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisunknown
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Accessible Taxis available at this station Please request staff assistance or call our free help line for.

More about the Museum of Natural History

There's a lot more to the Museum of Natural History that meets the eye. Hidden sculptures, train station roofs and bear-whales (not a typo!) await you at the museum - take a sneak peek in the video below!


Departures and arrivals from Oxford

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Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Worcester Foregate StreetGreat Western Railway13:454On time
to London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway14:023On time
to Didcot ParkwayGreat Western Railway14:063On time
to London MaryleboneChiltern Railways14:112On time
to BournemouthCrossCountry14:223Late
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Didcot ParkwayGreat Western Railway13:484On time
from London MaryleboneChiltern Railways13:512On time
from London MaryleboneChiltern Railways14:111On time
from London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway14:13Scheduled
from Manchester PiccadillyCrossCountry14:213Late

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