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UK, Oxford, Oxford University Museum of Natural History
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University of Oxford
Department of Earth Sciences

Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Founded in 1860 as the centre for scientific study at the University of Oxford, the Museum of Natural History now holds the University’s internationally significant collections of geological and zoological specimens. Housed in a stunning example of neo-Gothic architecture, the Museum’s 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.
There are over 30,000 mineral specimens from localities worldwide, as well as collections of gemstones, meteorites, and mineralogical instruments. Since 1998, Mineral Collections staff have taken charge of the University's petrological collections comprising around 50,000 specimens.
Exceptionally fine minerals presented by Dr Richard Simmons
The decorative stone collection of Faustino Corsi acquired in 1827
Historical collections of William Buckland and his wife Mary Morland, John MacCulloch and Charles Daubeny
Systematic mineral collections of chemists Sir Henry Enfield Roscoe and Dr Hugo Muller
Specimens formerly belonging to John Ruskin and the 2nd Duke of Buckingham in the mineral collection of publisher George Allen
The petrology collections of Lawrence Wager and Keith Cox
British minerals collected in the 1970s and 1980s by Morrison Thomas

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