The Oxford University Museum of Natural History - Part II / 牛津大学自然史博物馆 之二
After exploring more of the ground floor, there is also a second floor running around the perimeter of this building and consisting of even more interesting exhibits.
As we ascended the spiral staircase, there was a stunning view overlooking the entire ground floor. The rich architecture was a definite highlight of this place as were the glass rooftops and steel structures. All truly amazing work!
Once at the top, the main sections include a "Life Collection" and the very interesting "Brain Diaries exhibition“.
There are more than 250,000 different specimens in a "Zoological" subsect collection. It represents many extinct and endangered species so is really worth a visit.
It is said that their "Entomological" collection are the second in size and importance only to the main insect collection at the Natural History Museum in London. This is home to 25,000 unique arthropod types and includes over 5 million specimens.
And if you are not in complete awe by all those creatures, there is also a room of live bees for you to check out, lol. This is such a great way for kids to learn and understand the intricate nature of these intriguing little creatures.
This is an exhibition explaining everything about the brain and how it works. From birth to the end of life and revealing how the latest advances in neuroscience are transforming what we know about the lifelong development of our brains.
We all know, our brains undergo extraordinary changes as we age and make us the person we are today. I found it really fascinating as it covers the entire lifecycle of the brain and even compares our make-up to that of a number of different animals too. I think this is such a cool and unique idea and I have not seen anything like it before.
The way they display the different brains is quite interesting, in particular their selection of birds and mammals, lol.
A Café and gift store
Lots of chairs are dotted about for people who need to take a rest. There is also a café upstairs which is a welcome addition. They have excellent hot chocolate on offer and tasty home-made cake too!
A souvenir store is also available for people to take away some treasured memories. Lots of stationery and toys for kids that make for great gifts. My personal favourite was the dinosaur skeleton socks, lol.
The Oxford University Museum of Natural History with its incredible range of exhibits was such a fantastic place to visit. It is very relaxed, fun and informative. And best of all, it's free admission for all!
For my Steemian friends, if you love animals or are interested in the evolution of life, this is a must see! I hope you enjoy travelling with me.
All the best!