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:
  • Monday to Friday open from 05:45:00 until 20:00:00
  • Saturday open from 07:30:00 until 20:00:00
  • Sunday open from 07:15:00 until 20:00:00
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Tourist Information OfficeAvailable
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Step Free Category A Station - This station has step free access to all platforms via lifts and an overbridge to access platform 4
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Connect to "GWR Free Station WiFi".
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Meeting point: Help desk on the main concourse.
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Car park
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Step-free accessStep free access is available throughout the whole station.
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Oxford station is a major station with taxis usually available on a rank. Advance booking is not normally necessary or even possible, unless arriving early in the morning or late at night. Operators who may accept bookings include:

There is no First Class lounge at this station.

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

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Oxford station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
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from Southampton CentralGreat Western Railway01:004Early
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