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Regular Events

Drop-in during open hours.
Family Trails
Help yourself to family friendly trails in the Entrance Gallery.
Ages 5+.

Every Saturday, 12.30pm and 1.15pm.
Every Thursday, 2.30pm and 3.15pm.
Museum Highlights
Join our team of exceptional volunteer guides to find out more about our objects and the history of our very special building.

Download the Events and Exhibition programme as a PDF. 

Event Information:

  • Thu

    Victorian Speed

    6–7.30pm and 7.30–9pm
    Special Event

    Stressed out by modern life? So were the Victorians!

    Enter the world of Victorian England for this interactive event, and discover the Museum of the History of Science at night. Explore the hectic pace of the 1800s with Oxford researchers, get involved with Morse code, take a turn at the sexual health tombola, and discover the Victorian's obsession over digestion. Record your adventure, dress up as a Victorian, and have your photograph taken by Decadent Times.

    This is a free, ticketed drop-in event. There are two time slots for the event to help reduce crowding. These run 6-7.30pm or 7.30-9pm. We recommend you pre-book ticket. It may be possible to turn up on the night, but only if space allows.


    For the IF Oxford Science and Ideas Festival.




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