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Fantastic place, loved it, full of old microscopes, gyro-spheres, tools and equipment. While i can imagine it is an amazing place for those who work in the field of -or- have an obsession with such stuff. The place is cramp and the information pertaining to...More
If you're interested in astrolabes, diptych gnomons and old microscopes, this is the place for you! Also the friendliest museum guides we came across in Oxford, who obviously love the collection. It's not really a history of science; its s collection of collections of scientific...More
Rather small museum with a lot of old instuments in it, particularly those having to do with astronomy. You can connect to the free audioguide with your smartphone and get the details on selected items in the collection.
Well this is an interesting museum with lots (perhaps too many given the small size of the museum) of interesting equipment used by important figures in the history science - it would repay careful study by someone interested in this topic. To others it is...More
We came to view Einsteins Blackboard & disappointingly the gallery was closed for a private event....nigh on a 3rd of the museum, given it was the whole of the bottom floor. There are some other interesting pieces however to make the main attraction unavailable is...More
The museum is great for seeing a lot of the history of science objects. Highlight is probably the blackboard used by Einstein in 1930s when he gave some lectures on the expanding Universe which is in the basement.
Upstairs is a great history of timepieces....More
I’ve past this corner of the main Bodlean Library complex many times without before having ventured in. The building is itself of interest being the original site of the Ashmolean Museum. Following a climb up to the entrance the ubiquitous gift shop is to the...More