Our Museum is free to visit and we welcome donations. We look forward to welcoming you.
LIFT OUT OF ACTION: our lift — which offers disabled, level access to the Basement only — is temporarily of out action
For individuals, families and friends: you can book tickets for up to 7 people
If your group is 8 people or more, you need to make a group booking in advance
Tickets may be available on the door, but we recommend booking to guarantee entry
Groups of 8 people or more need to book in advance
Whether you want to bring learning alive for your students or share your passion for ingenious science stories with your friends, there's a self-guided tour option for you
Plan your visit with our Spotlight Stories guide and latest displays — and have a quick browse of our souvenir highlights
Discover 12 objects with a tale to tell — and don't miss stories on the stairs and Lyra's Worlds.
This is a visual guide. It helps you find your way around the museum and make the most of your visit.
You can download it and print out a copy before your visit.
Explore an innovative trail and digital learning experience for families and school groups across Oxford's gardens, libraries and museums.
Drop by our museum shop.
Take a look at our exhibitions and displays — and explore our online galleries.
It's free to visit & we recommend pre-booking to guarantee entry at busy times.
Groups of 8+ people need to book in advance.
There are no public toilets in the Museum.
Our lift, which allows disabled access to the Basement Gallery only, is temporarily OUT OF ORDER. We apologise about the inconvenience.
Please ask our team for assistance.
More information on our FAQs page
You'll find us in the heart of historic Oxford on Broad Street, next to the Sheldonian Theatre
We recommend booking a ticket to guarantee entry
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.
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.
Oxford Park and Ride
Car parks around Oxford
On-street parking in Oxfordshire
Oxford Bus Station
If you're coming to Oxford by bus, we're about 10 minutes' walk from the bus station.
There are two railway stations serving Oxford:
We're about 15 minutes' walk from Oxford station, where there are also bus stops and a taxi rank.
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!).
Oxford railway station
Oxford Parkway: Park & Ride
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:
Tel: +44 (0) 1865 277293
Access Guide to the History of Science Museum
Access Guides to the University Galleries, Libraries and Museums
History of Science Museum
Gardens, Libraries and Museums at the University of Oxford
Daily Info: Museums in Oxford