Collection: University of Oxford’s Gardens, Libraries & Museums

The Gardens, Libraries and Museums (GLAM) of the University of Oxford contain some of the world’s most significant collections. While they provide important places of scholarly enquiry, for the public they also represent the front door to the wealth of knowledge and research curated and generated at the University. It comprises the four University museums – Ashmolean Museum, History of Science Museum, Museum of Natural History, and the Pitt Rivers Museum, the Bodleian Libraries and the Botanic Garden & Harcourt Arboretum. The collections embodied within these departments are an essential part of the University’s wider nature and mission. They are part of its heritage as the country’s oldest university and now form a resource of national and international importance for teaching, research and cultural life; they also make a major contribution to the University’s outreach and access missions.