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Welcome to the Museum of the History of Science

Welcome to the Museum of the History of Science

 

MHS houses an unrivalled collection of early scientific instruments in the world’s oldest surviving purpose-built museum building [8], the Old Ashmolean on Broad Street, Oxford. We are both a department of the University of Oxford and an active public museum, offering a programme [9] of family-friendly events, gallery tours, talks and much more, along with taught sessions for schools [10].

Visits to the Museum by groups of more than 15 should be booked in advance by using the group visits booking form [11].

For an introduction to the Museum and its collections, come along to one of our regular tours. Led by our award-winning volunteer guides, they usually take place every Thursday at 2.30pm and 3.15pm and every Saturday at 12.30pm and 1.15pm.

For those unable to come to Oxford we produce online versions of our exhibitions [3], along with standalone online resources and a web version of our collections database [12]. For the latest additions to this site you can subscribe to our newsfeed [13]. General Newsfeed for the Museum of the History of Science [14]

To support the Museum’s broad range of work, please consider making a donation [15].

 

Upcoming Events

  • Thu
    18
    Oct
    2018
    6–7.30pm and 7.30–9pm

    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. [17]

    (more…) [16]

  • Thu
    25
    Oct
    2018
    Fri
    26
    Oct
    2018
    1 - 4 pm

    Use Lego to build eccentric drawing machines and join us in creating a huge, colourful and chaotic automatic drawing!

    Drop-in, ages 7+.

  • Thu
    08
    Nov
    2018
    11:00 am

    A tactile and hands-on tour for visitors who are blind or partially sighted.

    To book, email: outreach@museums.ox.ac.uk

  • Fri
    16
    Nov
    2018

    Multaka [20]

    6–9pm

    An evening of performance and music that celebrates Islamic culture and scientific contributions from across the world. Discover the Museum and its collections as a meeting point of ideas and people.

    Created with the Multaka-Oxford team for the Oxford Christmas Light Festival.

    Drop-in, all ages

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