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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 4 weeks ago via mobile

This small museum in the heart of Oxford is a great place to pass a bit of time when visiting the city. Avoid a rain shower or the heat of midday by popping in and taking a look at all the fascinating historical scientific instruments...More

Thank TheManlyPanda
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just a small museum of science. It is not an obvious place to visit but worth finding and seeing some pieces of scientific history.

1  Thank Maureen K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely hidden gem. You wouldn't necessarily know what is inside this building, but go and take a look. You will not be disappointed.

Thank hayleyshair
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Housed In a marvellous old building, the museum has intricacies of historical science for the lay person or science student. Medical display on antibiotics was informative.

Thank Marguerite W
Reviewed 17 May 2017

The museum is free ; on entry they explain about the free wifi and app to download on your phone - some displays are numbered and you can listen to audio guide on your phone. Einstein's blackboard, Lawrence of Arabia camera, development of penicillin, all...More

1  Thank Dirk W
Reviewed 12 May 2017

The Science Museum in Oxford's Broad Street is easy to walk past. Located opposite Blackwell's Book Shop and next to the Sheldonian Theatre, it houses some interesting items, including Einstein's Blackboard. The surgical instruments from a century or more ago look like implements of torture...More

Thank Paul C
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
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