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History of Science Museum - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Broad St, Oxford OX1 3AZ, UK


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About History of Science Museum

The History of Science Museum offers you the opportunity to weave your event around one of the world’s leading collections of scientific instruments. This unrivalled collection of early scientific instruments is housed in the world’s oldest public purpose-built museum building, the Old Ashmolean. The museum was built in 1683, and it is the world's oldest surviving purpose-built museum.

Attractions Near History of Science Museum

The Sheldonian Theatre
The Sheldonian Theatre0.03km from History of Science Museum

The Sheldonian Theatre is one of the popular Oxford tourist attractions. This small yet exquisite Grade I listed building was built between 1664 and 1668 by Sir Christopher Wren. The building’s primary function is as the University of Oxford’s ceremonial hall but is also available as a venue for a range of dinners, receptions, talks, and music events.

The Divinity School
The Divinity School0.05km from History of Science Museum

The Divinity School is a medieval building and room in the Perpendicular style in Oxford, England. Inside this stunning room, you’ll notice a number of points of interest. The spectacular ceiling is one of the country’s finest examples of gothic fan-vaulted architecture, and boasts 455 crests of the various families and institutions who made donations for the project. The building is physically attached to the Bodleian Library, and is opposite the Sheldonian Theatre where students matriculate a

Weston Library
Weston Library0.07km from History of Science Museum

The Weston Library is part of the Bodleian Library, the main research library of the University of Oxford. It is the home of the Bodleian Libraries’ special collections. It is a working library and research centre, as well as a public event and exhibition space. The library has three reading rooms and a number of seminar rooms and other study spaces, as well as a Centre for Digital Scholarship and Visiting Scholars Centre.

Bodleian Library
Bodleian Library0.1km from History of Science Museum

The Bodleian Library is the main research library of the University of Oxford, and is one of the oldest libraries in Europe, and derives its name from its founder Sir Thomas Bodley. With over 13 million printed items, it is the second-largest library in Britain after the British Library. Under the Legal Deposit Libraries Act 2003, it is one of six legal deposit libraries for works published in the United Kingdom.

Radcliffe Square
Radcliffe Square0.1km from History of Science Museum

Radcliffe Square is a square in central Oxford, England. It is surrounded by historic Oxford University and college buildings. The square is cobbled, laid to grass surrounded by railings in the centre, and is pedestrianised except for access. The square is widely regarded as the most beautiful in Oxford, and is very popular with tourists. There are no modern buildings to be seen, so it is also used as a setting for period films.

Bridge of Sighs
Bridge of Sighs0.12km from History of Science Museum

The Bridge of Sighs is a bridge in Venice, Italy. The enclosed bridge is made of white limestone, has windows with stone bars, passes over the Rio di Palazzo, and connects the New Prison to the interrogation rooms in the Doge's Palace. It was designed by Antonio Contino, whose uncle Antonio da Ponte designed the Rialto Bridge, and it was built in 1600.

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Oxfordshire is a landlocked county in the far west of the government statistical region of South East England. The ceremonial county borders Warwickshire to the north-west, Northamptonshire to the north-east, Buckinghamshire to the east, Berkshire to the south, Wiltshire to the south-west and Gloucestershire to the west.