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The Museum of the History of Science in Broad Street, Oxford, England, holds a leading collection of scientific instruments from Middle Ages to the 19th century. The museum building is also known as the Old Ashmolean Building to distinguish it from the newer Ashmolean Museum building completed in 1894. The museum was built in 1683, and it is the world's oldest surviving purpose-built museum.
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Nice spot, great collection that focuses on instruments and telescopes. The shame of it is that all the pieces seem like knick knacks once context is removed. I think if I were more invested in the subject, I would have stayed longer, but I enjoyed wandering around.
Since interesting and beautiful objects of some scientific significance. Worth checking out if you're in the area with time to kill. Will be lost on people without an interest in science or on young children.
Make sure you budget an appropriate amount of time. This is an amazing place and each exhibit is cooler than the last one. I had to rush through in an hour and wished I would have had 4 hours.
Decent and interesting museum that specialises in the evolution of science in particular the varied methods and instruments used. There is a lift which is to the side of the building but it's for wheelchair users, if you have a buggy you have to carry it up the steps and leave it in the foyer. There is also no toilet, and it's quite small, with 3 floors including a basement and first floor. The first floor is only open until 1.30pm when I went so you should go early. It's fascinating for those interested in science, not good for young kids who were bored. It's interesting because it shows important lab equipment, the evolution of microscopes, telescopes, maps, globes, naval measuring instruments, and lots more. There are pieces from Asia and the Middle East which are very interesting. So basically a lot of brass scientific equipment, chemistry glassware, original historical scientific equipment, and lots more.
If you have an interest in scientific instruments from the last 400 years then a worthwhile stop on your tour of Oxford. Very well organised exhibits and top quality staff.
Some interesting stuff though quite small. Good app to download and make the visit more interactive
Must see the chalk board on which Einstein explains his theories. Entrance is free. The museum is small and full of interesting objects from various scientific fields
Good for space related learning and exploration. Took five nephews under seven, had a great time. At no time were they bored, so that has to be special.
Nice museum. The first ever in Britain. More than 300 years. There are items for chemistry, astronomy, physics, math and even an ancient room for anatomy studies. On one wall hangs a blackboard with Einstein's equation written by himself when he visited Oxford.
Really interesting artifacts from the world of science. Very educational
Definitely worth a couple of hours of your time. Some great exhibits, well presented.
They've got some great exhibits. Atmospheric surroundings. More explanation of how things work would be good, but space is obviously limited. A little gem.
Lovely little museum next door to the Sheldonian in the heart of Oxford. A must see for science geeks with enthusiastic and friendly staff. Totally unphased by the birds of foreign visitors!
Wonderful, if small, museum. Full of amazing objects. Do use the audio guide, which you access on your phone
First time I've been here. Its small in comparison to other museums I've been to, but it does have quite a few interesting items.
My favourite Oxford museum! Fascinating collections and imaginative exhibitions. Space is a little tight (especially when the tourists are out and about) and the disabled access lift seems to be broken more often than not, but so long as you can manage the stairs this Oxford gem promises to show you more about how science USED to be done than you ever thought possible.
They've got some great exhibits. Atmospheric surroundings. More explanation of how things work would be good, but soave is obviously limited. A little gem.
The exhibits are a bit crammed as there are a lot and on the other hand there is not enough space. Yet, it is a lovely museum with some interesting exhibits like Einstein's board from his first lecture in Oxford University. Worth the visit
Really interesting, but could be more interactive for the younger folk. One volunteer tried to engage us in a long riddle that I thought would lead us to some really interesting fact. The answer to the riddle was something about an 80s band and I still don't really get how it applied to either History or Science...