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Episode 1 – Oxford's Pre-Raphaelite Natural History Museum

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Duration: 0:08:56 | Added: 29 Sep 2020
In the first episode of Temple of Science we find out how the Museum came to be, involving not only scientists but artists, architects and designers in one of the most original creative collaborations of the Victorian age.

Launched in 1847, the campaign to found and build a new museum dedicated to teaching science at Oxford University took over a decade to come to fruition. When the museum finally opened in 1860, it combined cutting-edge science with inspiring art.

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