Museum of Natural History

A stunning Victorian neo-gothic building, built in 1860 as a museum and research area. The University's world class Natural History collections are housed beneath the spectacular and highly decorative ironwork roof, surrounded by elaborate stonework and sculptures.

This unique venue offers the perfect location for your event, and the opportunity to dine beneath the dinosaurs! Exclusive hire is available in the evenings, and we can cater for conferences, meetings and filming in various spaces during the day.

Oxford University Museum of Natural History
Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PW

6 meeting spaces with capacity for up to 296 guests for Dining, Buffet, Theatre, Filming, Classroom, and Boardroom functions.

Bedrooms 0

Ensuite 0

Standard 0

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner yes

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Laura Ashby

laura.ashby@oum.ox.ac.uk


01865 282780
www.oum.ox.ac.uk
  • Oxford University Museum of Natural History Main Court

    Main Court

    Dining 100

    Buffet 250

    Theatre 100

    Filming 100

    Stunning Victorian neo-gothic space within the heart of the Natural History Museum, built in 1860 and in use as a museum ever since. A world class natural history collection, and stonework and decoration with Pre-Raphaelite associations available for guests to view. The perfect space for a large reception or small dinner, with that extra ‘wow’ factor. Atmospheric backdrop for talks, recitals (excellent acoustics), filming or photography shoots.

    Facilities

    Wireless internet access and option of adding additional AV, Trestle tables and round dining tables available.

    Accessibility

    Full disabled access

    Available

    Term & Vacation

  • Lecture Theatre

    Lecture Theatre

    Theatre 296

    Traditional style lecture theatre with lower level and mezzanine seating area

    Facilities

    Full wireless and internet access, Audio visual facilities

    Accessibility

    Full disabled access (first floor with lift access)

    Available

    Term & Vacation

  • Museum Annexe

    Annexe

    Theatre 40

    Classroom 20

    Boardroom 15

    Filming 40

    Modern space attached to main building. Can be divided into 2 separate break out rooms. Suitable for small seminars, training sessions or workshops

    Facilities

    Two adjoining rooms with screen and projector in each, Trestle tables or round tables and chairs available.

    Accessibility

    Full disabled access; ground floor.

    Available

    Term & Vacation

  • Gallery

    Gallery

    Dining 120

    Buffet 200

    Filming 100

    Long tiled first floor gallery space, overlooking the Main Court of the museum, with spectacular views of the highly decorative neo-gothic ironwork of the roof

    Facilities

    Large open space which can be adapted as needed. Can be used for dining, receptions, fashion shows, filming

    Accessibility

    Full disabled access; first floor, access via lift;

    Available

    Term & Vacation

  • Solas Room

    Solas Room

    Dining 15

    Theatre 30

    Classroom 15

    Boardroom 15

    Filming 30

    Unique space with murals by Rev. Richard St. John Tyrwhitt, an associate of the Pre-Raphaelites. Available for small dinners or board meetings. Limited VIP availability.

    Facilities

    Large wood boardroom table. Screen and projector.

    Accessibility

    No disabled access; ground floor ten steps up, no lift.

    Available

    Term & Vacation

  • Huxley Room

    Filming 10

    Timber vaulted space with decorative glass windows, the site of the ‘Great Debate’ between Huxley and Wilberforce in 1860. Perfect as a location for drama or documentaries, and unique backdrop for photography shoots.

    Facilities

    Wireless internet access

    Accessibility

    No disabled access; second floor, no lift;

    Available

    Term & Vacation