Museums, Exhibitions and Art Galleries in Oxford

Visiting world famous Museums, Exhibitions & Art Galleries as places of interest

The Ashmolean Museum

The Ashmolean Museum is located on Beaumont Street. The Ashmolean Museum is one of the oldest museums in the world and oldest museum in UK. The Ashmolean Museum was founded in 1683 by Oxford University for art and archaeology. There are many things of interests in Ashmolean Museum like ancient mummies, rare antiquities going back over several millennia and Oxford Universities own a huge collection of art. The Ashmolean Museum has many beautiful paintings, old musical paintings, amazing Egyptian exhibition, very old coins and musical instruments.
The Ashmolean Museum also has an extraordinary collection of great civilisations, several treasures of the Anglo-Saxon, Chinese collection of new modern art paintings.

  • Location – Beaumont Street
  • Charge – Admission is free
  • Tel –  01865 278000
  • Open – Tue-Sun 10.00-17.00. Closed Mondays, except Bank Holiday Mondays open 10.00-17.00

The University of Oxford Museum of History of Science

The University of Oxford Museum of Natural History houses the important Zoological collection, with unique very old mineral specimens and amazing entomological collection. The University of Oxford Museum of Natural History also has a huge collection of 4.5 million specimens. The  Museum of Natural History was founded as a centre of scientific studies in Oxford University. The Museum of Natural History is located on Parks Road in neo-Gothic architecture building.

The Oxford University Museum of Natural History has collection Oxford Dodo with Oxfordshire Dinosaurs and few swifts in the tower of the museum.

  • Location: Parks Road
  • Tel: 01865 272950
  • Open: 10:00 – 17:00 daily
  • Charge: Admission is free

The Museum of History of Science

The Museum of History of Science is located on Broad Street in a world’s oldest purposely built building for a museum. The Museum of History of Science offers regularly displays of historical scientific instruments. The Museum of History of Science is also a working department where regular lectures are given to Oxford University students to increase academic importance through teaching and scientific research.

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