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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 6 days ago

I found the old scientific instruments really interesting to look at and read about. It is interesting to see how science has changed over time. I went in to see Einstein's blackboard and it is a really cool piece of history. It is free and...More

1  Thank JessB1704
Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a great little museum spread over 3 floors. The Einstein blackboard is worth a visit alone. And it's ostensibly free.

Thank DrTimO
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a free attraction, it had lots of really interesting things to look at. The staff were very friendly and on hand if you had any questions

Thank 165Melly1
Reviewed 1 week ago

A small museum that would be worth going to ONLY if you have an interest in science. It has a lot of telescopes and microscopes, and some notable pieces used by some of the 'greats' of science, but on the whole it would not be...More

Thank Nina E
Reviewed 24 May 2017 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 24 May 2017

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 23 May 2017

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 18 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 16 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

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