Winter Light Night – Natural History & Pitt Rivers Museum

A real treat this evening…

Winter Light Night at the Natural History Museum and Pitt Rivers Museum.
I went with my lovely friend Jo, and her children Jack and ‘Cille.
The dinosaurs…

…were shown off to good effect…

…by the special lighting…
…which was very special.
We enjoyed the wind up torches…
…we used to explore the Pitt Rivers collection.
The lighting was fab here too…
…highlighting the beautiful roof.
People wandering around with torches looked like a cloud of fireflies.
The museum itself…
…looked like the skeleton of dinosaur.
[Photos taken with my new iPhone :-)…]

Skeletons & More

What to do with a six and seven & a half year old, on a rainy day in Oxford? Go to the University Museum of course.

It’s such a fantastic small museum, housed in beautiful, neo-Gothic building. I love the way the bones of the dinosaurs mirror the ribs of the ceiling.

Lots of the skeletons were found in the local area.

Every time I visit I spot a new detail in the stonework.

The kids loved the dinosaurs (of course)…

…that you could touch lots of the exhibits…

…but the real hit were the luminous rocks.