Oxford University Museum of Natural History

We’re incredibly lucky in the UK to have many wonderful museums that are also free to access. Last weekend my Dad and I went to the Oxford University Museum of Natural History which has recently reopened following a £2M restoration of the roof. It is an amazing space full of light and interesting exhibits, as you can see from the pictures below.

The front of the building is full of skeletons of animals and dominated by two dinosaurs but hidden away at the back without much fanfare is a dark room containing the Pitt Rivers Museum. This museum was started from the collection of 22,000 objects donated by Pitt Rivers, a variety of objects from different cultures around the globe. I love looking at the oddeties in the collection and I am particularly fond of the display of shrunken heads.

If you are in Oxford I highly recommend a visit.