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KS3 to Post-16

The Museum presents a world-class collection of historic scientific instruments relating to astronomy, time, electricity, chemistry, medicine, photography, microscopy, mathematics, early radio and more. The Museum’s learning programme offers a range of learning experiences to suit different audiences using the collection to encourage curiosity and develop understanding.

Taught sessions for secondary and post-16 are normally available on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Sessions vary in length between 1-2 hours and normally accommodate between 20-30 students depending on the session.

For more information about facilities and arrangments for visits, please see

For enquiries and bookings, please email:

For a summary information about the programme, please see MHS Secondary programme leaflet

Combined visits to the Oxford University Museums and Collections

Sessions can be combined with a visit to any of the other University museums and collections including the Ashmolean Museum, the Museum of Natural History, the Pitt Rivers MuseumBotanic Garden or the Bodleian Library.

Study days

The Museum runs a programme of study days for KS3-5 which provide extended opportunities for curriculum enrichment including input from academics and researchers from the University. For forward dates, see Study days.