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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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  • Average12%
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Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AZ, England
+44 1865 277280
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

After our tour of Oxford University as a storied academic institution, it seemed fitting that we visit the Museum of The History of Science. It's an excellent free attraction that houses the original blackboard that Einstein used to explain the Theory of Relativity. My son...More

Thank SMO2015
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Unlike many museums in London that are overwhelmingly huge, this is a small museum, which I like. This could be a nice 1 hour stop during your day out in Oxford. You will be in awe of the precise metal instruments used around the world...More

Thank keywonc
Reviewed 2 days ago

First thought is that it is free to enter but you can always leave a donation. It was worth the visit just to see Einstein's blackboard and experience the instruments on display.

Thank CarcassonneGuy
Reviewed 3 days ago

What can I say... the leadlight windows that adorned the walls of the stairwells added value to the museum. From such basic instruments so much was discovered, it was fantastic to see that we don't need all this technology to make discoveries and create inventions...More

Thank Toni G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is impressive. If you are into science or not it is so worth visiting. From Einstein's black board to an incredible microscope. There is something for everyone. It is able to show just how much science has advanced through time. Don't miss the...More

Thank Christine L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I left this museum absolutely in awe of 18 and 19 century scientists. How on earth did they achieve so much with such primitive instruments. I can only assume that people of 23 century will be saying the same about us!

Thank ToucheTurtles
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

3 stories of astronomy and other fascinating scientific instruments are on display. The day we happened to be visiting there was also an interesting talk in a classroom at basement level (entered just to the right to the outside main entry).

Thank shenier
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a tiny free museum. Most of the exhibits are of scientific instruments through the ages and it is a little gem. A perfect escape from poor weather.

Thank Happy_travellersHS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped into to see two main things - Einsteins 1931 chalk board and the astronomy plus photography elements. Doing just those took over 30mins. If you are short of time go basement, top floor than entrance floor. Everything is explained very well, placed and follows...More

Thank Wendy S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Admission is free, and there's lots to see on the three floors. The gift shop has nifty science-oriented items that are well priced. A must-visit museum for science buffs.

Thank Lisa D
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