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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 http://www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/education/visit/ [1].

For enquiries and bookings, please email: secondary+post16@mhs.ox.ac.uk [2]

For a summary information about the programme, please see MHS Secondary programme leaflet [3]

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 [4], the Museum of Natural History [5], the Pitt Rivers Museum [6]Botanic Garden [7] or the Bodleian Library [8].

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 [9].

Art and design [10]

Leonardo drawing technique with Camera Obscura [10]

Design Technology [11]

Children using rulers at a Made to Measure session [11]

English Literature [12]

Electrical Machine: Electrostatic generator [12]

History [13]

Teaching history through a globe [13]

Mathematics [14]

Part of a Folding square [14]

Science [15]

Micrographia illustration [15]

Religious Studies [16]

Astrolabe-Quadrant, by Ahmad al-Ayyûbî' [16]

Learning Resources [17]

A demonstration of the armillary sphere [17]

Study Days [9]

Secondary school microscope session [9]