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Visiting the Museum

Admission to the Museum is free. The Museum is open Tuesday to Sunday with standard opening hours of 12 noon to 5pm (last admission at 4.45pm).

A page with access details provides a map, directions, and the location of the Museum.

Group Visits & Tours

All groups must pre-book their visits. To book, please fill out the group booking form.

We require two working days’ notice for bookings. If two working days’ notice is not given then we cannot guarantee your request will be processed in time and you may be turned away on the day of your visit.

We are a small museum, so large groups are asked to split into smaller groups of 15 or fewer.

Please ensure adequate supervision of groups of under 18s – groups of students without adequate supervision will be turned away.

Charged guided tours of the Museum can be arranged. Please contact the Museum at museum@mhs.ox.ac.uk for more information.

If you are a teacher looking for a UK curriculum orientated teaching session, please see Schools and Teachers.

EFL students at the Museum

We welcome visits from groups of EFL students from the many language schools in Oxford and throughout the UK. More information and resources for EFL group visits is available.

Gallery Plans

View the Museum Guide and Plan [pdf]

Disabled Access

The Museum’s lift is currently out of order. Please get in touch if you would like more information when planning a visit requiring disabled access by email or by telephone on 01865 277280.

Audio Guides

We currently have an extensive audio guide in English with 41 stops throughout the Museum, and shorter audio guides in 6 other languages – Arabic, French, German, Italian, Mandarin and Spanish.

The audio content can be listened to for free on the Museum’s website and is also available through the free wifi in the Museum. Transcripts of the audio guides can be borrowed from the front desk on your way into the Museum.

Pocket Curator (Museum App)

Pocket Curator splash_screen2Unlock the secrets of some of the fascinating scientific instruments on display in the Museum with this app.

Museum Shop

There is a museum shop with a selection of bespoke items which is open during normal opening hours.