Current Exhibitions

Pioneers of photography

Presenting... 'Flight' of the Dodo
‘Presenting…’ is a small and changing display of treasures from the Museum’s collection. The current display is the 'Flight' of the Dodo Although it is now an icon of extinction, it wasn’t until the 19th century that interest in the Oxford Dodo grew from scientific publications about the extinction of dodos.
From 25 January - 22 March



Museum glass roof

Lives at the Top
A small display celebrating the Museum’s Victorian glass roof. Soaring above the specimens, it is a source of fascination for all visitors. In this creative exploration of the roof, discover the people behind its creation, secrets of its beautiful design and find out how it has been maintained for generations to come.
Upper North Gallery, from 12 May - 2 April 2017


Sensing Evolution

Sensing Evolution
Our touchable tables are back and better than ever. Now themed around evolution, you can explore how mammals and reptiles have adapted to live in a huge variety of environments.
New permanent exhibition in main court





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