Oxford, OXF Museums
After gazing at the superb architecture of the building, stroll into the museum to see an excellent exhibit of navigational, astronomical, and mathematical instruments. One of the largest collections of astrolabes lay inside, as well as various scientific equipment. Pre-booked guided tours are available.
Learn of the history of Oxford, from pre-historic to present times. Articles on display include a Mammoth's tooth, medieval pottery, art, and furniture. Several themed exhibits are displayed on a temporary basis. Workshops and tours are also offered.
View a variety of ethnographic and archaeological displays at the Pitt Rivers Museum. Masks, magic objects, costumes, boats, and sculptures are just a few of the many objects on permanent exhibit. The museum can be accessed through the University Museum of Natural history.
The collection at Bates is comprised of historical woodwind, brass and percussion instruments, as well as historical keyboard instruments and bows. The museum is located in the Faculty of Music, next to Christ Church College Oxford. Closed during major holidays.
The MOMA presents quality exhibitions of twentieth century painting, photography, film, sculpture, and architecture from different points on the globe. The building consists of galleries, a café, and a bookshop. Closed Mondays.
Discover three centuries worth of finds from the many ages of the planet. Zoological, palaeontological, entomological, and mineral specimens are represented. The remains of the Dodo, as well as other scientific articles donated by scientists such as Darwin are some of the items on display.
This museum of art and archaeology opened in 1683 and has the distinction of being Britian's oldest public museum. Inside the picturesque building you will find various collections, including antiquities, eastern and western art, and a cast gallery. The Ashmolean is closed Mondays and major holidays.