Museum of the History of Science
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