Museum of the History of Science

The Museum of the History of Science houses an unrivalled collection of early scientific instruments in the world’s oldest surviving purpose-built museum building. Discover objects associated with such diverse figures as George III, Einstein, and Lawrence of Arabia.

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Museum of the History of Science


The Museum provides disabled access to the basement floor (please ring ahead to arrange assistance) and adapted toilet facilities. Visual and audio aides on available on request.

See the University's Access page for more information.

There is no public parking at any of the Museums, although there is pay-and-display parking near by. Visit Getting Here for information on public transport and disabled parking.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact the Museum of the History of Science on 01865 277280 or visit its website.



Museum of the History of Science, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3AZ

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