Fly by Bob Coyle

Fly by Bob Coyle

Doing up your flies*

Location: Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Parks Rd, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3PW
A special behind the scenes look at the fly collection of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History!

Event details


14:00 to 16:00
A static map of Doing up your flies*

About the event

A behind-the-scenes look at the British Diptera collections with collections manager Zoë Simmons in support of Year of the Fly. Learn about the collections, current plans to see them re-housed and up-coming opportunities to work with them yourself.

Use a microscope to find out just how amazing our flies are. Speak to collections volunteers to find out what makes the entomological collections so much fun. Take the opportunity to see the historic Westwood Room, normally a closed store but to be opened specially for this event.

With over 7,000 species of fly in the UK we are sure there will be something to delight and bedazzle.

The Oxford Festival of nature is a 2 week events programme run by BBOWT and collaborative partners across the city of Oxford between the 25 May 2019 – 8 June 2019. There are so many events to come along to and learn about wildlife and nature around you. From comedy nights to children’s night-time safaris – there is something that everyone can take part in. For more information about the Oxford Festival of Nature visit our webpage

*This event is organised by Oxford University Museum of Natural History




Additional booking information

Adults & family Drop in

Suitable for

Families, Children, Adults

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No dogs permitted


Accessible to all including wheelchair users
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