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Oxford University Museum of Natural History.

Everything you need to know about the Oxford University Museum of Natural History including free teaching resources and virtual school trip ideas.

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Overview.

Oxford University Museum of Natural History holds an internationally significant collection of natural history specimens and archives in a stunning example of neo-Gothic architecture. It is home to a lively programme of research, teaching and events focused on the sciences of the natural environment.

The Museum offers a range of learning experiences for different audiences through structured taught sessions and tailored self-led activities. From early years children learning about dinosaurs to KS5 students carrying out their own research, the education team and collections staff can support your engagement with their collection.

Popular themes for resources include rocks, fossils, evolution and biodiversity. To see our full learning programme click the link below.

Many of their taught sessions are available as digital sessions. To find out more about their digital offer and talk about how these might be used in your teaching, please contact education@oum.ox.ac.uk.

Subject Links & Key Stage Suitability.

KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5, Higher

Biology, Science

Animals, Evolution, Fossils, Insects, Living Things & Habitats, Minerals, Reproduction, Rocks

Free Oxford University Museum of Natural History Teaching Resources.

Oxford University Museum of Natural History offers a wide range of teaching resources you can download and use for free!

The museum offers educational videos, educational games and other activities available for all age groups. Resources span the Primary and Secondary science curriculum covering topics from evolution and natural selection to reproduction, rocks & minerals.

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Oxford University Museum of Natural History Virtual School Trip Ideas.

Oxford University Museum of Natural History is currently closed for educational visits but has created a range of virtual school trips so you can still access the best of their educational offering.

The museum has a range of virtual sessions and virtual educational workshops, as well as virtual tours and access to their collections through their online exhibitions.

All to help you bring your next school trip into the classroom and still access the best of what the Oxford University Museum of Natural History has to offer.