Plan your visit

Open hours

We are open Tuesday to Sunday, 12 to 5pm.

Entry is free, please donate £5.

Explore the museum with a private guided tour.



How to get here

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Find us

History of Science Museum

Broad Street




Contact us

+44 1865 277 293


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The council encourages visitors coming from outside the city to use the Park & Ride service. There are five Park and Ride car parks (on the A40 at Headington; Redbridge, Abingdon Road, near Kennington; Pear Tree Roundabout, Woodstock Road; Water Eaton, Banbury Road, Kidlington; and Seacourt at Botley). The coach park, and main car park for the city, is on Oxpens Road.

There is pay and display parking close to the Museum on Broad Street, Mansfield Road and Blackhall Road. View fees and locations.

Are you a visitor with special or additional needs, or are a carer of a visitor with additional needs? View our access guide. Please get in touch if you would like more information when planning a visit requiring disabled access by emailing us at or by telephone on 01865 277 293.

Daytime parking in central Oxford is limited; the city encourages use of its Park & Ride car parks on each of the main roads into the city, with frequent bus services into the centre. The Museum is unable to provide parking facilities for visiting school groups. Coaches are able to drop off and pick up in Broad Street. Using the Park & Ride is normally advisable for minibuses.

Highlight tours

Thursdays: 2.30pm and 3.15pm
Saturdays: 12.30pm and 1.15pm

Join our team of exceptional volunteer guides to find out more about the stories behind the objects and the history of our special building.

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