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Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Oxford University Museum


I mentioned in the Blog on Oxford I would show the University museum that I shown and a little tour we took around it.  It's correct name is Oxford University Museum of Natural History  and it was built between 1855 -60, you can find it along Parks Road


 This little pillar is just outside the entrance




This is the view you get going through the doors along with a couple of the Dinosaurs you can see in the Gallery

 The Oxford Dodo, the head and feet on show are the most complete anywhere





The head of Trex







and the original













Tortoise



















Crocodile or Alligator




This is part of the display in the Mammal Gallery




some of the statues you can see round the pillars in the museum with Darwin over looking the Central  hall










Not sure what George Stevenson did apart from inventing the Rocket (Train)


More Dinosaurs skulls





Looking down on the  gallery's
And a view of the Dinosaur Gallery with the ceiling on show





All these pillars you see are made from the different rocks you can find round the British isles

An original desk students worked from






A fossilized sea going creature







Dinosaur Eggs
You can read on the base of the pillar where the rock came from


The Museum recently had a refurbishment and the glass above cleaned which allows the place to light up. The one other place you can visit here  is the Pit Rivers and that is also well worth going round though on this occasion we did not have time
I'll leave you with a photo of what amazed me, the Victorian ironwork.
Taking part in Our World Tuesday



3 comments:

  1. That would be fun to visit one day.

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  2. An amazing structure and the exhibits must be very interesting. Good to see some schoolchildren were visiting otherwise it's a shame that there weren't more people looking around this fascinating museum.

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  3. What an amazing space- I'd love to visit this place. A strong contrast particularly between the architecture and the dinosaur fossils.

    I can't imagine working at a desk like that.

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