Oxford - University Museum (Oxfordshire)
|The Oxford University Museum of Natural History, in a Grade 1 listed building, is well worth a visit. It may not be as large and comprehensive as the Natural History museum in London, but it is nonetheless crammed with all manner of dinosaur fossils, geological specimens and a fine collection of insects, some of them still crawling (but housed in a display case!) The tower of the building is home to a number of swifts and these can be seen darting around the outside of the tower. There are dinosaur footprints stretching across the lawn, and of course the Giant Redwood with its prehistoric air seems an entirely appropriate adornment to this fine building.
Nearby is the University Parks as well as Keble College, whose entrance and covered alleyway (Porter's Lodge) have an air of 19th Century college life about them.
|Oxford University Museum of Natural History|
|Common Names and Latin Name||Latitude and Longitude||OS National Grid||Elevation
|Giant Redwood, Wellingtonia
|SP 51419 06913||232ft
|Girth was measured at 1.5 metres from ground|