Plan your visit

   Tickets

Our Museum is free to visit and we welcome donations
We recommend booking to guarantee entry, although walk-up tickets may be available
We apologise that our lift is currently out of order, and we cannot offer disabled, level access for visitors
We'll update you as soon as the lift is fixed

   What to See & Do

Get a preview of our latest displays, check out our Visitor Map — and have a quick browse of our souvenir highlights

   Staying Safe

We have simple safety measures in place to help you relax and enjoy your visit
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Bring your ticket with you (printed out, or on your phone or tablet)

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Please wear a face covering during your visit. Our team will continue to wear face coverings

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Keep a comfortable distance from other visitors

 
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There are hand sanitisers in every Gallery

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There are no public toilets in the Museum

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Let us know if you need disabled, level access (our lift goes to the Basement Gallery only)

 

 

   Opening Times & Directions

Museum Opening Times
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We're open Tuesday-Sunday, 12-5pm

You'll find us in the heart of historic Oxford on Broad Street, next to the Sheldonian Theatre
Travelling by car
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Park and Ride

Daytime parking in central Oxford is limited. 

If you're visiting us from outside the City, our Council encourages you to use one of the five Park & Ride services.

There’s one located at each of the main roads into the City and they run frequent bus services into the City Centre.

Car and Coach parks

The main car park and coach park for the City is on Oxpens Road — check the Oxford City Council website for details of all city-centre parking.

Coaches are able to drop off and pick up in Broad Street; we advise groups travelling in a minibus to use the Park & Ride.

For cars, there is pay-and-display parking close to the Museum in Broad Street, Mansfield Road, and Blackhall Road. 

Take a look at the Oxfordshire County Council website to find out about on-street parking in Oxford.

Useful links

Oxford Park and Ride

Car parks around Oxford

On-street parking in Oxfordshire

Oxford Bus Station

 

 

Travelling by public transport
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Bus station

If you're coming to Oxford by bus, we're about 10 minutes' walk from the bus station.

Railway stations

There are two railway stations serving Oxford:

Oxford
We're about 15 minutes' walk from Oxford station, where there are also bus stops and a taxi rank.

Oxford Parkway
We're about an hour's walk from Oxford Parkway, so we do recommend using the Park and Ride bus service or a taxi (unless you feel like stretching your legs!).

Useful links

Oxford railway station

Oxford Parkway

Oxford Parkway: Park & Ride

 

Visitors with special needs
Disabled level access

Access for visitors with special needs

If you have special needs — or you are a carer for a visitor with additional needs — take a look at our Access Guide to the Museum.

There are also Access Guides to all the University Galleries, Libraries and Museums on the University website.

We’re here to help, so do get in touch with us if you need more information before planning your visit:

Email: info@hsm.ox.ac.uk​​​​​

Tel: +44 (0) 1865 277293

Useful links

Access Guide to the History of Science Museum

Access Guides to the University Galleries, Libraries and Museums

 

 

Get in touch
Top Gallery, History of Science Museum, University of Oxford

Where to find us

History of Science Museum
Broad Street
Oxford
OX1 3AZ

How to contact us

Email: info@hsm.ox.ac.uk​​​​​

Tel: +44 (0) 1865 277293

Useful links

Gardens, Libraries and Museums at the University of Oxford

Daily Info: Museums in Oxford