|OXFORD UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY||Museums & Galleries|
|Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PW|
The Oxford University Museum of Natural History houses the University's scientific collections of zoological, entomological, palaeontological, geological and mineral specimens, accumulated in the course of the last three centuries. The exhibits occupy a large Central Court with its elegant cast iron columns supporting the great glass roof, and surrounded on four sides by Upper and Lower Arcades. They are devoted to the history and diversity of life on Earth and the rocks and minerals that form it. What is not on public display are huge reserve collections that are used for research and teaching. These are organised into four Collections, the Entomological, Geological, Mineralogical and Zoological respectively, each one cared for by a Curator and Assistant Curator.
|Tel: 01865 272965|
|MODERN ART OXFORD||Museums & Galleries|
|30 Pembroke Street, Oxford, OX1 1BP|
The Gallery houses 5 large exhibition galleries, a cafe and a bookshop. The exhibition programme covers 20th century painting, sculpture, photography, film, video, installation and performance from all over the world.
|THE BATE COLLECTION OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS||Museums & Galleries|
|Faculty of Music, St Aldate's, Oxford, OX1 1DB|
A rich and fascinating display of some eighteen hundred historical woodwind, brass and percussion instruments; over a dozen early keyboards including 'Handel's harpsichord'; and a unique bow maker's workshop and bows. Workshops and concerts throughout the year. Admission free; guide books, recordings and souvenirs available from the excellent gift shop.
|ABINGDON MUSEUM||Museums & Galleries|
|County Hall, Market Place, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 3HG|
Abingdon is considered to be the oldest town in Britain. The museum collection reflects its long history and includes archaeological finds from Prehistoric, Roman and Anglo Saxon times. The main museum gallery, the Sessions Hall, was originally the court room. Today it is a spectacular setting for a varied programme of displays and exhibitions, concentrating on local history themes and crafts. The classically styled display cases and chairs which furnish the gallery were specially created by the renowned furniture designer, Erik de Graaff. The cases can be moved to the sides of the room, once again allowing it to be used for concerts, celebrations, shows and workshops. Please contact us for up to date programme information. A beautiful mirror frame carved in the 17th century building by Frinling Gibbons, an embroidered smock shown at the Great Exhibition of 1851 and badges from Abingdon's own car company, MG. Some of these can be seen in displays which line the stairs giving a brief introduction to the history of the town
|THE RIVER & ROWING MUSEUM||Museums & Galleries|
|Mill Meadows, Henley-On-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 6LF|
The River & Rowing Museum was designed by David Chipperfield Architects to a brief which set out to establish an astonishing Museum. The building is raised on columns above water meadows beside the Thames and is built of exposed concrete and glass with a terne coated steel roof, clad in green oak. The Museum has won numerous awards for its architectural design and innovative galleries, with three main galleries devoted to the River Thames, the international sport of rowing, the town of Henley and the beautiful Wind In The Willows permanent exhibition. There are also three special exhibition galleries, the Riverside Cafe, shop, Education Centre, library and function rooms.