Visiting the Oxford University Museum of Natural History
|The entrance to the museum|
Every week, I try to take out my son Therion and go visit interesting places. We were supposed to go to this museum somewhere near Russell Square in London, but found out at the last minute that it was only open from 1pm!
The Oxford University Museum of Natural History (quite a mouthful) is a favourite of ours. About an hours drive from West London, with easy parking near it (provided you arrive early), there's quite a lot to see.
|Everything is packed and all the space is used up|
The architecture is nice, and my son Therion easily calls this as one of his favourites.
|Having a bit of fun with the bust|
|Guess what. There's ANOTHER museum at the back! The Pitt Rivers Museum.|
The BEST part about visiting Oxford for them museum can be found when you go towards the back. There you'll see a door that leads to the Pitt Rivers Museum, and I have to say that this is the best part of the trip!
The Pitt Rivers Museum has a fascinating collection of items from so many cultures all over the world. Talking to one of the museum staff, one of the main attractions are the shrunken heads. It's one thing reading about them, but seeing several in real life is another!
|He/she never would have imagined to end up in a museum somewhere.|
|There are bones everywhere!|
It was a nice trip. We'll probably visit again sometime during Summer break. I'll have to add a few things to visit in Oxford. It's a beautiful city and I feel like I've barely scratched what the city has to offer.