Travelling by train to the History of Science Museum is super-simple. The nearest railway station to the History of Science Museum is Oxford, which is served by GWR, Chiltren and CrossCountry services throughout the day. It's 14 minutes to the History of Science Museum on foot. You'll find the museum on the other side of the city centre.
The History of Science Museum is home to an unrivalled collection of historic scientific instruments and all of these treasures can be found in the world’s oldest surviving purpose-built museum building, the Old Ashmolean.
Visit the History of Science Museum website for opening information.
|Weekdays||05:45 - 20:00|
|Saturday||07:30 - 20:00|
|Sunday||07:15 - 20:00|
|Staffing level||Full time|
|Telephone types||Coins and cards|
|Bureau de Change||Unavailable|
|Tourist Information Office||Available|
|Staff Help notes|
Staff assistance is available; please request assistance from any member of staff if you have not booked assistance in advance.
|Customer Service notes|
Please call our Customer Services Centre on 03457 000 125 (07:00-22:00 every day)
|Customer help points||Available|
|Weekdays||Open 24 hours|
|Saturday||Open 24 hours|
|Sunday||Open 24 hours|
|Carpark name||Station Car Park|
|Carpark operator||APCOA Parking (UK) Limited|
|Car parking spaces||530|
|Cycle storage spaces||758|
|Sheltered cycle storage||Unavailable|
|Cycle storage CCTV||Available|
|Cycle storage notes|
|Cycle storage notes||<p>Cycle storage available for 758 cycles. Please note cycles can be carried on our trains free of charge restriction apply.</p>|
|Step-free access||Whole station|
|Ramps for train access||Available|
|Accessible ticket machines||Available|
|Accessible Booking Office counter||Available|
|Accessible taxis notes|
Accessible Taxis available at this station Please request staff assistance or call our free help line for.
More about the Museum of the History of Science
With approximately 20,000 objects covering almost all aspects of the history of science, from antiquity to the early 1900s. Highlights include the collections of astrolabes, sundials, and early mathematical instruments, together with apparatus associated with chemistry, medicine, and communications. In addition, the Museum also possesses a unique library for the study of the history of scientific instruments that includes manuscripts, prints, and early photographic material.