Plan your visit

Temporary closure

Following government recommendations, we have shut the Museum to the public to minimise the risks of person-to-person transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Visit us online

This means our doors on Broad Street are temporarily closed — we will update you as soon as we are open again. 

In the meantime, we warmly invite you to experience the museum online: keep scrolling to find out more.

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Where to find us

We're based in the centre of Oxford on Broad Street, next to the Sheldonian Theatre.

Travelling by train or bus: It's a 15-minute walk from the train station and we're just under 10 minutes from the bus station. 

Travelling by road: Take a look at the parking information beneath the map.

Find us

History of Science Museum
Broad Street
OX1 3AZ 

Contact us

+44 1865 277 293


(Click the map above for a larger version.) 

Travelling by car


Car and Coach parks

Visitors with special needs

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.

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