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“bad night at museum”

Museum of the History of Science
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$51.91*
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Full-Day Tour of Windsor, Eton and Oxford from London
Ranked #24 of 177 things to do in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
London, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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“bad night at museum”
Reviewed May 18, 2013

usually love this museum ,went to the late night opening event at the museum first asked where toilets were and told no public toilets ant to go to nearest which was a toilet in covered market which turned out to be a druggy haunt not the best experience,on my return i met with my wife and friends who wanted to see the bats on display and a talk after being directed to the top of the building (lots stairs) then being told it was in basement ,so wandered down to be told it was too full so we had to make do with seeing the insects and the two owls which was lovely .
there were many parents with children as it was a family event ,i wonder how many little puddles were outside the museum or even inside .
The guides who we spoke to were friendly but didn't have a clue where events were being held which rather spoiled the occasion .

Visited May 2013
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Chester, United Kingdom
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“Museum of Science History”
Reviewed May 15, 2013

Incredible collection of science history including Einstein's blackboard with original calculations! Well worth a visit but allow a good hour or 2 at least. Highly recommended!

Visited May 2013
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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“Probably not for the average school educated individual”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

I really liked this museum but felt totally out of my depth with all the information and artefacts - a lot more than classroom science! Very interesting but may not hold childrens' attention for too long.

Visited May 2013
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leeds
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“Science”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

Well if your not a science person ths museum is not for you, its full f historical instruments, the good one was enstiens original blackboard, bit boring

Visited May 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Brief visit”
Reviewed May 5, 2013

Wish I had more time I only managed to visit for about half an hour. if science interests you give yourself lots of time. Ancient pieces! The displays give one a lot of information.

Visited May 2013
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