Museum Of The History Of ScienceCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- Address: Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AZ, England, OX1 3AZ, United Kingdom
- Timings: 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +44018-65277280
- Fax: +44-01865277288
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Science Museums, Educational Site, Tourist Center, Family And Kids, Exhibition , Social, Arts, Museums
It is also known as (MHS).
Witness an unparalleled collection of scientific instruments from the early medieval period to modern times. The building that houses the museum is also called the ‘Old Ashmolean Building’ and happens to be the world’s oldest museum. MHS serves as both a public museum and an academic department of the University. The MHS traces the history of science since time immemorial and is well stocked to do the task with over 18,000 objects in its collection.
The museum contains sundials, navigation and surveillance instruments, telescopes, quadrants, astrolabe, cameras, mathematical instruments, microscopes as well as ancient manuscripts and visual documentation at the public library. One of the most prized possessions at the MHS is ‘Einstein’s Blackboard’ that the scientist had used in 1931 during his lectures at Oxford.
MHS regularly conducts special events, guided tours and talks for its visitors. The young ones can gain hands on knowledge about the universe, quirky gadgets, the art of medicine making and also participate in fun story telling sessions conducted by award winning volunteers.
Their highly detailed and user friendly website is a good starting point to plan your visit.
Museum Of The History Of Science Travel Tips
- The MHS as an active online presence that allows users to access the online versions of their collections and exhibitions.
- Regularguided tours take place on specific days only. Confirm before making a visit.
Entrance Ticket Details For Museum Of The History Of Science
- Admission into the museum is free but you are welcome to make a donation to express your support.
How to Reach Museum Of The History Of Science
- By Bus: Broad Street (E-bound), Turl Street (Stop L1) – 12C, 101, 103, 104, 108, 118, 270, 275, 280, N1, N3, N8, NU1, T1, T2, T3, U1.
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Museum Of The History Of Science Reviews & Ratings
Interesting but a few disadvantages Steep stairs and no lift. If you can't climb stairs this is not a good place to visit. No toilets either. Interesting displays and it's free. They just suggest a donation. Most of the staff are friendly and helpful
A hidden gem that I almost walked past. One of the oldest science museums in the world. Had a fascinating tour by two of the museum volunteers - really passionate about the history of the scientific objects in their care. Highlight were some original Marconi apparatus used to demonstrate communication using radio waves, and a black board that Einstein wrote on (very neat handwriting) with an approximation for the expansion of the universe.
I was underwhelmed. Should be called the Museum of Scientific Instruments. Lots of astrolabes, telescopes and measuring equipment in cases with brief descriptions. History of the University's role in the mass production of penicillin is totally fascinating - I wish there was more of this sort of story being told.
A little old fashioned in the presentation, with a large number of examples of the same thing. Very friendly, helpful and well informed staff. You need to be interested in the physical sciences to appreciate it.
Well laid out. You will need a few hours to completely enjoy the in depth reading of the apparatus used by the scientists. Three floors. It's free.