Accessibility Statement

This website is designed to enable users to search the collections of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History.

The Oxford University Museum of Natural History wants to make its website accessible to as many people as possible. The site uses cascading style sheets to improve accessibility for all. The site has been designed to conform to the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) WCAG 2.0 (Level AA) guidelines.


Navigation is very simple with a menu across the top of the page. The search box appears at the top of each collections page. The migration of our collections data to a single unified database is a work in progress, so some of the links on this site take the user to the database listings on our main Museum website.

PDF files

Some of the information on our website is in Portable Document Format (PDF). You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to read PDF files. Adobe Acrobat Reader can be downloaded free of charge from the Adobe website. Later versions of this software provide a number of features that improve access for users.


A description of every image is provided, either in the alt tag or on the page itself.