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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


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


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

Phone number

01865 277293



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.

No, History of Science Museum is not wheelchair friendly.

No, History of Science Museum have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

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

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