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Museum of the History of Science

Broad St., Oxford OX1 3AZ, England
44-1865-277280
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Ranked #26 of 99 Attractions in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Science Museums
Owner description: This museum boasts an unrivalled collection of more than 10,000 scientific instruments ranging from the time of antiquity to the early twentieth... more » Owner description: This museum boasts an unrivalled collection of more than 10,000 scientific instruments ranging from the time of antiquity to the early twentieth century. « less
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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Visited the museum during the Geek Exhibition a few months ago. The exhibits were amazingly varied and covered something for everyone - personally I'm not too interested in 'history', but the technology and science exhibits were unbelievably interesting. Another brilliant museum in Oxford that's totally free. You'd be stupid to miss out!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

it was my first time here so i didn't know what to do and so i thought when i got inside i thought what do i do first.the next question i wondered was how much money do i have to pay to get in thats when i realised it was surprisingly free!

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Hence my review.I am sure this establishment has much to offer,but was put off by lack of the above.As someone who needs to be close to one,I felt let down.This is the 21st Century for Heavens sake,surely this basic human need could be catered for.The nearest are in Blackwells book shop across the road,but as they are for customers only,some... More

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Vancouver BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

A do not miss museum in Oxford. Popped in for a cursory look (PS it is FREE) and got drawn in for an hour - wishing I had even more time. Make sure you take in all floors as each one has its own character (and volunteers who seem to love what they do!). Thoroughly enjoyed it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Just as one flocks Mona Lisa in Luovre the same happens in this museum about Einstein's Black Board. But the museum has many other things to show. Eg. The museum has the world's finest collection of astrolabes. There is an interesting exhibition about the Oxford sciencegroups production of pencillin. The Museum have a website: www.mhs.ox.ac.uk using this you can plan... More

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Chippenham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

This place is a real treasure. Go and see it is free. The staff have the most amazing knowledge of the past and all that us within the museum. Lots to see much to learn.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Its a small museum but has lots of items to look at it's free to get in although doesn't open till 12. It didn't take that long to go round it and kids got a bit bored maybe needs some interactive things to do but it is worth a visit.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Arrived just before a free 20-minute tour which made it much better than just looking around on your own. Lots to see but a bit repetitive in places, as in lots of the same type of instrument in one area.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Visited the museum in May 2014 with my husband and 2 daughters, 8 and 6. As soon as we entered the museum we were followed by a security guard. Do not know why unless they took a dislike to my husbands shaved head, as when he walked in the guard could not stop following him. My children were doing the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Cool little place to pass half an hour in a lovely part of the City. Friendly staff - especially the man downstairs who knows everything about everything and is very entertaining! Must see Albert's Blackboard in the Basement.

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