Oxford Museum Of Natural History

The Oxford Museum of Natural History was founded in 1860 and acts as the center for scientific study for the University of Oxford. The museum is internationally famous for its collections of geological and zoological specimens. Some of the most magnificent features of the museum include the only soft tissue remains of a dodo, and the world’s first scientifically described dinosaur, Megalosaurus bucklandii. These features, along with the museum’s growing collection and natural environment research, are housed in a neo-Gothic building. The first public event that was hosted at the Oxford Museum of Natural History was the debate on evolution between Bishop Wilberforce and T. H Huxley concerning Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species.