Join us for a unique tour of the Natural History Museum in Oxford! We'll explore how human influence and selective choice shape the narrative of natural history museums, offering an 'unnatural' perspective on their historical and ideological foundations.


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It is easy to book a tour with us! Our Original Uncomfortable Oxford™ tour runs every weekend. We also run several thought-provoking themed tours we run periodically. Choose your preferred tour from the schedule below, or scroll further to easily request a private or group booking. All our tours were researched and written by academic historians from the University of Oxford and are designed to raise questions about traditional narratives in history and their long term legacies. Join us as we explore Oxford in a unique and thought-provoking way!

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Our tours are a uniquely engaging experience. They will draw you into a thoughtful and open discussion about the long term legacies of inequality in our modern society while highlighting unheard voices from the past and present. When you book a tour with us, you are booking on for a thoughtful and immersive activity.

We are a certified social enterprise. This means that all our proceeds are re-invested in the local community and in developing educational content that promotes our mission. Learn more about our story and mission on our About page. You can also meet our diverse team of guides and see the subjects they research. If you are interested in local history and ‘uncomfortable’ subjects, we recommend that your check out our large blog with many articles on various topics relevant to the themes we cover on our tours. We have also produced a free podcast on the history of the British Empire.

We have collaborated on a number of research projects focused on local history and are always looking for new stories to tell. Get in touch if you are interested in writing for our blog or commissioning us for a project!