Museum of the History of Science

Broad St, Oxford OX1 3AZ
52 Broad Street Oxford England OX1 GB

Enjoy and be amazed at an unrivalled collection of early scientific instruments in the world’s oldest surviving purpose-built museum building.

In this interesting museum, which is a department of the University of Oxford, visitors can take part in gallery tours, listen to table talks and take part in family-friendly events.

Stroll around three fascinating galleries full of permanent collections arranged on three floors. The Top Gallery has a fantastic range of mathematical instruments such as astrolabes and spheres, while the main Basement Gallery is packed with chemical, physical and medical items, and Einstein’s blackboard.

The Entrance Gallery has a small temporary display and four ‘corner collections’. There is also a shop on site with lots of interesting souvenirs to take home to remind you and your family of an engaging and gripping day out at this museum.

Opening Times: Closed on Mondays. On Tuesdays to Fridays it is open from 12 to 5pm, Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 2-5pm. Tours take place every Thursday at 2.30pm and 3.15pm and ever Saturday at 11.15am and 12 noon.

Costs: Admission is free