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Museum of the History of Science

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Address: Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AZ, England
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+44 1865 277280
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Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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This museum boasts an unrivalled collection of more than 10,000 scientific...

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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Ccollection of early scientific instruments.

Museum of the History of Science houses an unrivalled collection of early scientific instruments in the world’s oldest surviving purpose-built museum building, the Old Ashmolean... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Jaipur, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Museum of the History of Science houses an unrivalled collection of early scientific instruments in the world’s oldest surviving purpose-built museum building, the Old Ashmolean on Broad Street, Oxford. It is both a department of the University of Oxford and an active public museum, offering a programme of family-friendly events, gallery tours, table talks and much more, along with taught... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The museum is very small, and looks like it didn't change for ages. There are some interesting exhibits, but compared to all the attractions around it - definitely can be skipped. Entrance is free.

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fanastic display of Marconi and other radio items. Look out for this item also Accession Number: 2004-9/584 Brief Description: 'Melba' Telephone Microphone No C100L, with nickel-plated body and bezel, ebonite handle, and square mahogany extension mouthpiece with cloth-reinforced angles, signed in ink "Nellie Melba, 1920". Mounted on brass display stand. Primary Inscriptions: "Nellie Melba / -------------- / 1920" handwritten on... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful building. lovely museum for people interested in old scientific instruments however my children ages 8 and 11yrs struggled a bit with understanding the complexity of these items. A small museum so doesn't take to long to see it all. Still worth a visit and younger kids can enjoy the activity sheets available at the entrance to make the experience... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Museum of the History of Science is one of the galleries and museums that make Oxford a good place to visit rain or shine

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Emsworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of Oxford's lesser known attractions but is well worth a visit. I felt it is more of a museum of Scientific instruments than a Science museum. There is a fine collection of astrolabes, microscopes, sun dials, etc. It is quite an old fashioned museum with most exhibits in glass cases. It is free to enter and there... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the smaller science museums but one that rewards with exceedingly rare and ingenious instruments. Well presented and fortunately not revamped but also interesting as an old building.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some very interesting science artifacts collected over centuries of Oxford history. Free entry but donations gratefully received

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place has some interesting items from many walks of science. We particularly liked the exhibition "Back from the dead" a special exhibition on antibiotics, well worth visiting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I absolutely loved this museum,probably the best science museum that I've gone to. The Penicillin exhibit was definitely the highlight for me. I learned so much. They have so many relics and the information provided was relevant and helpful. The actual copy of the black board the Einstein used was another amazing highlight as well.

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