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Museum of the History of Science

Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AZ, England
+44 1865 277280
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  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
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Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AZ, England
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Reviewed 3 days 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 3 days 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 days 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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

Thank Dirk W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

They get funny if here if you carry bags around the museum but I really the brass collection on display.

Thank Ed E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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
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