Welcome to the Museum of the History of Science

Tuesday – Sunday, 12–5pm

Free admission

History of Science Museum
Broad Street

The Museum is housed in a 17th-century building with certain access limitations. There is lift access for disabled visitors to the Basement Galleries, including the Special Exhibition Gallery. The lift can be accessed in the Sheldonian Yard through the gate to the left of the Museum. The Entrance Gallery and Top Gallery are only accessible via stairs. Buggies and prams may be stored in the Entrance Gallery, but are not permitted in the lift.

Unfortunately, there are currently no public toilets available in the Museum.

There are no car parking facilities connected to the Museum, although pay and display parking is available Broad Street and other streets and car parks in the city. There are also five Park and Ride car parks situated on the outskirts of Oxford.

The Museum shop offers a changing range of curious gifts inspired by the collections. Stock includes replica instruments, ‘make your own’ kits, ornaments, gift items and smaller pocket money items such as themed stationery, postcards and games.

The shop is open during normal opening hours.

Non-commercial photography is permitted without the use of a flash. For commercial photography, to use a tripod, or for filming please contact us in advance on 01865 277293 or info@hsm.ox.ac.uk.

All groups must pre-book their visits. Guided tours for groups can also be arranged. Please call 01865 277293 or email info@hsm.ox.ac.uk for more information and booking.

Free public tours run every Thursday at 2.30pm and 3.15pm, and every Saturday at 12.30pm and 1.15pm.

For general enquiries please telephone 01865 277293 or email info@hsm.ox.ac.uk