Coronavirus (COVID-19)

If you are planning on travelling distance to attractions, we would recommend that you contact the venues directly in advance to avoid disappointment.

If you, or any of your party have a new persistant cough, or develop a fever of 38C, we would instead advise you to use the NHS's dedicated website for professional advice.

Museum of the History of Science

One of the finest examples of 17thC architecture in Oxford and the first public museum building in the world, houses an unrivalled collection of early astronomical, surveying, navigational and mathematical instruments, and the largest collection of astrolabes in the world; there are also early microscopes, photographic apparatus and a fine collection of clocks. In the former chemical laboratory in the basement can be found early physics apparatus, 19thC chemical glassware and a small collection of surgical and dental instruments.

  • Currently: Fog, -1° C
  • Friday: Fog, 2° C
  • Saturday: Low-level cloud, 9° C