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Museum of the History of Science

Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AZ, England
+44 1865 277280
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This museum boasts an unrivalled collection of more than 10,000 scientific instruments ranging from the time of antiquity to the early twentieth century.
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Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AZ, England
+44 1865 277280
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Reviewed 7 May 2017

This is a free museum with a guided tour. On the 25 minute tour the essence of the exhibits is beautifully explained and a few pieces are pointed out in more detail. The diptychs, various astronomical artefacts, Marconi's paraphernalia and the famous blackboard are solidly...More

Thank ASpeedie
Reviewed 1 May 2017

This is a nice small museum, it is free. It is full of small objects and it is fun to check out of all them if you are a fan of science history. My younger child is 11 years old and he loved this place,...More

Thank nif-nif
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

The clothes are interesting to see and the audio guide is nice. There are 100 dresses on display so it can get a bit much to hear everything. It cost £9 and you can get a £3 discount if you have been to the Roman...More

Thank Kausar K
Reviewed 15 April 2017

The Museum of the History of Science is located on Broad Street, opposite Blackwell's awesome book shop, and sandwiched between the Broad St entrance to Exeter College and the Sheldonian theatre. It's free and it's stuff full of weird old scientific equipment. Even if that...More

Thank Koshkha
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Saw the exhibition on penicillin and antibiotics which was very interesting. Thoroughly enjoyed the scientific instruments. Well worth a visit. Free entry

Thank gailr147
Reviewed 12 April 2017

The museum is a lot smaller than it appears. On entry we asked for a map and were told we could have one but they ask for a donation (not sure it's a donation in it's truest sense then!). We only had a £10 note...More

Thank BekLouC
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

We went in to see the exhibition on the story of Penicillin and Antibiotics but the main attraction here is the amazing scientific instruments. The collections are set out on three floors (this is the old Ashmolean building) and of special instrument are the brass...More

1  Thank Peter W
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Super interesting museum with free wifi :D Also free entry. This place is really interesting, and around it are other museums, so you can do more in one day and not travel much ;-)

2  Thank Lucie B
Reviewed 18 March 2017

This small museum contains a wealth of interesting artefacts, some of which are periodically changed or the subject of special curator-led displays (in March 2017 - antibiotics). The latter are excellent, with clear, easily-understood commentaries by personable guides. Check online for what is available when...More

1  Thank Rovingpublover
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

I was advised that this Museum was worth a visit by the City Sightseeing Company that I was taking a hop on hop off tour of Oxford. The Museum is free to enter, and you can easily spend a good hour looking around the exhibits....More

Thank Donald M
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