History of Science Museum | Day Out With The Kids

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History of Science Museum

  • Oxford
  • Indoor
  • Ages 9+
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Attraction Information

The History of Science Museum houses an unrivalled collection of early scientific instruments in the world's oldest surviving purpose built museum building, the Old Ashmolean on Broad Street, Oxford.

They are an active public museum, offering a programme of public lectures, family friendly events, gallery tours, table talks and much more, along with taught sessions for schools. As well as their permanent displays, visitors to the Museum enjoy special exhibitions highlighting areas of the collection.

Volunteer led introductory tours are available for free to get the most education from a visit with older types.

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Opening hours

Tuesday - Sunday 12.00pm - 5.00pm

Pricing

Free admission The free guided tours run every Thursday at 2.30pm and 3.15pm, and every Saturday at 12.30pm and 1.15pm. They last approximately 25 minutes.

Travel & Contact Information

Address

Broad Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3AZ, England

Phone number

01865 277293

Map

Website

Click here to visit History of Science Museum's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

No, there are no toilets available.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

History of Science Museum has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

History of Science Museum has not told us about their dining options.

History of Science Museum has not told us if they are fully wheelchair friendly.

History of Science Museum has not told us if they are fully pushchair friendly.

History of Science Museum has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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