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Where medical science meets natural beauty

Advantages: Cheap, beautiful location and design, a stunning array of species, lots of information available
Disadvantages: Information mostly only available through trails / tours which are easy to miss, few facilities

If you’re visiting Oxford one place you should definitely try to squeeze in is the Oxford Botanic Garden – it might be small spanning just 2 acres but it packs quite the punch. I wouldn’t advise driving as there is no car park on site and parking in Oxfor ...

Mildew82 25.09.2014 · Read full review
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An oasis of calm in a busy city

Advantages: I quiet place in a city where it can be hard to find a peaceful spot
Disadvantages: It's not Kew Gardens

Was it ever really like that? Looking back on my student days it seemed like the weather was always sunny, the jokes were always funny, the food tasted better (which is definitely not true) and the British obsession with gardening meant that Oxford wa ...

koshkha 06.05.2011 · Read full review
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The Old Curiosity (Shop) Museum

Advantages: Fascinating collection, creatively displayed
Disadvantages: Challenges your ideas of how a museum should display things

The Pitt Rivers Museum is a treasure chest of the weird and wonderful and should be a compulsory must-see place for every tourist visiting Oxford but sadly, it rarely is. Consequently those of us who know and love this quirky little museum are sometimes t ...

koshkha 04.11.2009 · Read full review
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Shrunken heads and Ivory!

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...I lived in Oxford for several and one of the most fascinating places I visited during that time has to be the Pitt Rivers museum. The Pitt Rivers museum is internationally famous for its anthropology and world archaeology. The museum was founded in 188 ...

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A Case for Glass Cases

Advantages: Eclectic. Interesting. Friendly staff. Free
Disadvantages: Dark, odd, information labels hard to read.

Many museums, these days have bells and whistles. They have buttons to push, interactive displays with which to, well, interact and programmes galore to entice youngsters to learn. Other museums are resolutely Victorian, with dusty display cases and dusty ...

mattygroves 29.12.2009 · Read full review
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