Resource Museum of the History of Science

Museum and exhibit catalogs
Museum of the History of Science and Oxford
Oxford University
Scientific apparatus and instruments
Scientific instruments
Universities and colleges
Alternative Names
  • 10271 (WHSO Record Number)


"The Museum of the History of Science houses an unrivaled collection of early scientific instruments in the world's oldest surviving purpose-built museum building, the Old Ashmolean on Broad Street, Oxford.

We are an active public museum, offering a programme of public lectures, family-friendly events, gallery tours, table talks and much more, along with taught sessions for schools. As well as our permanent displays, visitors to the Museum enjoy special exhibitions highlighting areas of the collection. For those unable to visit Oxford, online versions of these exhibitions are available, along with podcasts of public lectures, stand-alone online resources and a web version of our collections database. "

(Description taken from site.)

Researchers will find links to both online exhibits and museum collections in the blue/black tabs at the top, directly below the changing header picture. The Collections page offers a database in which researchers can search for over 18000 Museum object records, the online library catalogue and information about the archive, and details of who to contact for image ordering and loan requests.

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WHSO Record Created By: Amy Rodgers