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Museum of the History of Science
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$53.67*
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Full-Day Tour of Windsor, Eton and Oxford from London
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$76.48*
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Oxford, Stratford and the Cotswold Villages Day Trip from London
Ranked #22 of 183 things to do in Oxford
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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.
Reviewed September 25, 2012

Really inspiring to see what navigation equipment and clocks etc were invented centuries ago to get man kind to where it is today. The museum is not open on mondays, other days hours are 12-5. Free entry.

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Reviewed September 25, 2012

I was very disappointed that the Audio wasn't working. A bit difficult to follow without it. The staff did try to be helpful.

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Reviewed September 17, 2012

free! amazing astronomical instruments. An afternoon well-spent, has an excellent collection of old scientific apparatus as well as some incredibly ornate armillary spheres. You will enjoy this little gem, as well as the constantly changing exhibit hall.

Thank frost89
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Reviewed September 10, 2012

We went here as a group as part of the Oxford open day.

There are a very large number of old scientific instruments here and there is a good information summary for everything. I wasn't interested in all of it, and a lot of the cabinets had a lot of the same thing in them (to my eyes anyway), however, there was still something there for everyone to find of interest. I liked the bit about penicillin and the drawing instruments.

Worth popping into if you are in Oxford.

Thank Amy810
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

If you have a huge amount of time like I did, then go and see it. But if you have limited time, you wouldn't miss anything if you don't visit. It's opposite the Blackwell's bookstore. The bookstore is more interesting than the museum itself for me though.

Thank bercayu
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