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Museum of the History of Science
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Full-Day Tour of Windsor, Eton and Oxford from London
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Oxford, Stratford and the Cotswold Villages Day Trip from London
Ranked #22 of 183 things to do in Oxford
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Owner description: This museum boasts an unrivalled collection of more than 10,000 scientific instruments ranging from the time of antiquity to the early twentieth century.
Reviewed 15 April 2014

A beautiful collection of scientific instruments. Orrerys, microscopes, telescopes and much more. And it's all free. (but please leave a donation)

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Reviewed 14 April 2014

The museum feels a bit like a Tardis - the cram so much "stuff" in. Not sure entirely what order (if any) they are in, but somehow that doesn't matter.

The whole building shows how important Oxford has been in terms of scientific discoveries over the years and individual exhibits really make the place feel personal.

I was fortunate enough to arrive in time for a free tour, which only takes 20 minutes but really enhanced the experience, the volunteer guide's love of the place really came through.

Thank NettleLondon
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Reviewed 3 April 2014

Loads of brass apparatus and interesting inventions so even if science history isn't your thing, go to see the beauty. If science history is your thing, there's even more for you here. The docents seem quite knowledgeable and eager to point out the most interesting things. There's even a blackboard with Einstein's writing on it down on the bottom floor.

Thank Rose D
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Reviewed 20 March 2014

There were very nice exhibits on Dinasaurs and geology.. I think it would hold the interest of young kids for a bit. Some okay to touch exhibits, such as dinasour eggs, and fossils

Some factually incorrect things in exhibits though.
While we were there they were doing prep for a special event the next day, so things were a bit rearranged. Definitely worth an hour or two.

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Reviewed 13 March 2014

This museum houses some amazing scientific apparatus and artefacts. Displayed Collections of instruments in the fields of Astronomical, optical , natural exhibits of stones and crystals . Free guided tours by expert volunteers, lectures and special events, make this museum a must see on any visit to Oxford. ..and its free !!!

Thank Colin D
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