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Founded in 1860 as the centre for scientific study at the University of Oxford, the Museum of Natural History now holds the Universityís internationally significant collections of geological and zoological specimens. Housed in a stunning example of neo-Gothic architecture, the Museumís growing collections underpin a broad programme of natural environment research, teaching and public engagement. Among its most famous features are the Oxfordshire dinosaurs, the Dodo, and the swifts in the tower.

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