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“Geek Fest!”

Museum of the History of Science
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US$51.57*
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Full-Day Tour of Windsor, Eton and Oxford from London
Ranked #23 of 177 things to do in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Vancouver BC
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“Geek Fest!”
Reviewed 1 August 2014

A do not miss museum in Oxford.

Popped in for a cursory look (PS it is FREE) and got drawn in for an hour - wishing I had even more time.

Make sure you take in all floors as each one has its own character (and volunteers who seem to love what they do!).

Thoroughly enjoyed it.

Visited July 2014
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MHSOxford, Public Relations Manager at Museum of the History of Science, responded to this review, 9 September 2014
Thanks for the review. Glad you had funning geeking out here!
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“Einsteins Black Board”
Reviewed 13 June 2014

Just as one flocks Mona Lisa in Luovre the same happens in this museum about Einstein's Black Board. But the museum has many other things to show.
Eg. The museum has the world's finest collection of astrolabes. There is an interesting exhibition about the Oxford sciencegroups production of pencillin. The Museum have a website: www.mhs.ox.ac.uk using this you can plan a good visit. The museum has free admission.

Visited June 2014
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MHSOxford, Public Relations Manager at Museum of the History of Science, responded to this review, 9 September 2014
Thanks a lot for your review of the Museum. I'm glad you find other interesting things to look at as well as the brilliant blackboard.
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“Informative staff”
Reviewed 11 June 2014

This place is a real treasure. Go and see it is free. The staff have the most amazing knowledge of the past and all that us within the museum. Lots to see much to learn.

Visited June 2014
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MHSOxford, Public Relations Manager at Museum of the History of Science, responded to this review, 9 September 2014
Thanks very much for your review of the Museum and sorry for the slow response - I have only just managed to get the TripAdvisor business account up and running. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit.

Scott.
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“Interesting!!!”
Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

Its a small museum but has lots of items to look at it's free to get in although doesn't open till 12. It didn't take that long to go round it and kids got a bit bored maybe needs some interactive things to do but it is worth a visit.

Visited May 2014
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“An interesting collection of stuff”
Reviewed 26 May 2014

Arrived just before a free 20-minute tour which made it much better than just looking around on your own. Lots to see but a bit repetitive in places, as in lots of the same type of instrument in one area.

Visited January 2014
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