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.

Hidden Histories Tour

Discover the diverse heritage in the city of dreaming spires

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Unearth the stories of those who are often left out of traditional narratives of Oxford: Women, people of colour, and LQBTQIA+ individuals.

This guided journey around Oxford will go back in time to highlight the many ways women have historically experienced the urban space and family life, uncover how masculinities have shaped and been shaped by the university, and discuss queer experiences in the city.

Together we will analyse the urban landscape, discuss gendered geographies, and push back on social expectations.

All our tours are led by university researchers who have completed our official Uncomfortable Oxford training programme. Our guides combine expert knowledge and performance, ensuring each tour is a fun and educational experience.

Tour is recommended for children age 12 and up.

  1. Radcliffe Observatory Quarter
  2. Somerville College
  3. St Paul’s Nursery
  4. War Memorial Garden
  5. Lamb and Flag Passage
  6. Wadham College
  7. Clarendon Building

Please note tour itinerary may vary depending on time and guide.

 Duration: 1 hour 30 mins  |  Age: 12+   |  Tickets: £18.00

We believe in promoting equality and ensuring that all our services are fair and sensitive to the needs of all participants. Our guides undertake rigorous accessibility training and are ready to adapt content and itineraries as needed to accommodate participants of all abilities.

  • All tours are wheelchair accessible, but please note some mildly uneven pavement and crowding in the city centre, especially on weekends.
  • Service animals are welcome on all tours.
  • Caregivers and accessibility aids are welcome to attend tours for free, with no need to register.
  • The total distance walked during each tour is less than one mile. Each tour includes moments for sitting/leaning against walls, and toilets are available at certain points along the routes.

We do not usually use amplifying audio equipment, but can arrange to do this upon request and with advance notice. Please inform your guide if any visual or hearing accommodations are needed and they will keep this in mind throughout the tour.

Please let us know of any accessibility requirements when you book.

Read our full accessibility policy.

Tickets can be cancelled or rescheduled up to 24 hours before the start of the scheduled tour.

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