History of Science Museum, Oxford

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  • A GREAT little museum with some very interesting items, including a blackboard used by Albert Einstein, and Armillary sphere. Helpful and knowledgeable staff.  more »
  • A lovely museum in Broad street Oxford...... Set over three floors with displays of mathematical & scientific equipment in glass cabinets.... All well labeled with dates & descriptions with many datin...  more »
  • If you enjoy gawking at custom-made precision instruments, get your geek-on and visit this 3 story museum. They have instruments from many ancient civilizations (other than the UK [they’re making a si...  more »
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  • It's very humbling to see everything in this Museum..... everything is put together really well end there's a lot of stuff to read and take pictures of ....... Einstein has one of his chalkboards ...here the original Petri dishes for penicillin are here.... there's a lot to learn ...plan to spend at least 2- 3 hours here .... . there is so much history in Oxford this is just one of the stops that should be made I wouldn't spend the whole day here but definitely a stop
  • Of the most underrated places. I was quite impressed with the things present important in shaping the science we study today. It has old original tools that were used when science was in his early phase.
  • Interesting but a few disadvantages Steep stairs and no lift. If you can't climb stairs this is not a good place to visit. No toilets either. Interesting displays and it's free. They just suggest a donation. Most of the staff are friendly and helpful
  • Small but lovely museum with a variety of interesting historical pieces and good explanations. Entrance is free (donate 5 GBP if you can) and an audio guide is 3 GBP. It takes about 30 minutes to get through if you want to read everything. Worth a visit!
  • A hidden gem that I almost walked past. One of the oldest science museums in the world. Had a fascinating tour by two of the museum volunteers - really passionate about the history of the scientific objects in their care. Highlight were some original Marconi apparatus used to demonstrate communication using radio waves, and a black board that Einstein wrote on (very neat handwriting) with an approximation for the expansion of the universe.
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