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.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours: Please note: Reservations and tickets requiring reservations can only be sold between 09:00 and 18:00
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:45 - 20:00
Saturday 07:30 - 20:00
Sunday 07:15 - 20:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
ShopsAvailable
PostboxAvailable
TelephonesAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
ATMAvailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeAvailable
ToiletsAvailable
ShowersUnavailable
Baby changeAvailable
WiFiAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
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 pointsAvailable
CCTVAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorAPCOA Parking (UK) Limited
Car parking spaces530
Carpark charges
Annual£1199.00
Daily£9.00
Monthly£118.50
Three Monthly£350.50
Weekly£45.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces758
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes

Car park

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 accessWhole station
Ramps for train accessAvailable
WheelchairsAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisunknown
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.

Departures and arrivals from Oxford

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Oxford station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway12:023On time
to London MaryleboneChiltern Railways12:042On time
to Didcot ParkwayGreat Western Railway12:073On time
to BournemouthCrossCountry12:213Late
to BanburyGreat Western Railway12:244On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Didcot ParkwayGreat Western Railway11:484On time
from London MaryleboneChiltern Railways11:592On time
from London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway12:134On time
from London MaryleboneChiltern Railways12:131On time
from Manchester PiccadillyCrossCountry12:203Late

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