Oxford University is home to some of the world’s most significant and fascinating collections. Go on a journey of discovery through culture, science and natural history while exploring some of Oxford’s most historic buildings and beautiful green spaces.
The Ashmolean is the most important museum of art and archaeology in the UK outside London. Its collections range from Egyptian mummies and Anglo-Saxon treasures to contemporary art.
The Bodleian is one of the oldest libraries in Europe – and Hogwarts’ library in the Harry Potter films. Its many treasures include CS Lewis’s map of Narnia and Mary Shelley’s draft of Frankenstein.
The History of Science Museum houses the world’s finest collection of early scientific instruments from Europe and the Islamic World, including sundials and astrolabes of extraordinary beauty.
The Museum of Natural History is home to the UK’s oldest surviving natural history collections, including the world’s most complete remains of the extinct dodo and the fossil bones of the first dinosaur ever to be described scientifically
The Oxford Botanic Garden is the oldest botanic garden in Britain and forms the most diverse yet compact collection of plants in the world.
The Pitt Rivers Museum holds one of the world’s finest collections of anthropology and archaeology and is a celebration of human creativity and cultural diversity.
Discover six amazing collections while exploring the beautiful city of Oxford. Plan your trip at mindgrowing.org.
Free admission to the Weston Library and to the four University museums: Ashmolean Museum, History of Science Museum, Museum of Natural History and the Pitt Rivers Museum.
There is an admission charge for the Botanic Garden and Harcourt Arboretum (please check website for current prices); free entry for children under 16.
Tours of the Old Bodleian Library run every day – charges apply. See website for details.
Book tickets for Bodleian tours: www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/whatson/visit/tours/info
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