Contact Details

Oxford University Museum of Natural History
Parks Road
Oxford
OX1 3PW

Access Enquiries:

The University Museum of Natural History

+44 (0)1865 272 950

Interactive Map

picture link to maps.ox.ac.uk

Floor Plans

Museum Guide (2,493kb)
University Museum Floor Plans (2,572kb)

University Museum of Natural History

University Museum of Natural History

The exterior of the University Museum of Natural History

The museum is fully accessible, although it can get very busy at peak times.

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Parking

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 There is Pay and Display parking available on Museum Road.  There are two disabled parking spaces in the museum car park, and these should be booked in advance by contacting info@oum.ox.ac.uk or (01865)272950.

Oxford city centre blue badge parking map (725kb)

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Entrances

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 After passing through the large front door, the entrance to the museum is up a set of stone steps with a central handrail and no nosings.  The door leading to the museum is on a raised step.

Those requiring level access can ring the intercom on the left hand side of the front door to be escorted to the level entrance.  It is also possible to make your own way there!  Head around the right hand side of the building, and follow a ramp around a set of sunken steps to get to the level entrance.  This is held open during visiting hours.

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Lifts

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 From the level entrance, go along the corridor to your right, and then follow it 'round to reach the lift to the ground floor. This route is clearly signposted, and the lift services all floors.

There is also a platform lift at the  north end of the building which provides access to a third disabled toilet.  Only museum staff can operate this lift, so it is more convenient to use the toilets at the South end of the building (nearest the level entrance).

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Accessible toilets

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There are three accessible toilets at the museum, and all of them are on the lower ground floor.  One is at the end of the lift corridor, one in the conference room of the museum annexe, and one at the north side of the building, under the staircase.

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Standard Toilets

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There are Men’s and Women’s toilets on the lower ground floor at the North end of the building.   Follow the North staircase down to reach them.

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Hearing support system

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The lecture theatre on the first floor is fitted with a hearing loop.  There is also a hearing loop on the Welcome Desk by the museum entrance. 

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Opening hours

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Term time

Monday-Friday 10.00-17.00
Saturday 10.00-17.00
Sunday 10.00-17.00

Vacation time

Monday-Friday 10.00-17.00
Saturday 10.00-17.00
Sunday 10.00-17.00

Closed

Please check the website for Christmas and Easter opening times.

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Inaccessible areas

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Good news - there aren't any!

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At a glance

On-site disabled parking spaces 2
Parking nearby (within 200m) Pay and Display
Main entrance Not level
Alternative entrance (level access) Yes
Door entry Manual
Direct contact to reception Intercom
Number of floors 3
Accessible toilets 3
Lift to all floors Yes
Hearing support system Yes