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The Thames Valley Sights

Museum of the History of Science

  • Broad St. Map It
  • Oxford

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The Ashmolean, the world's oldest public museum, was originally housed in this 1683 building, which now holds scientific and mathematical instruments, from astrolabes to quadrants. Among the gems are a wonderful collection of 18th- and 19th-century models of the solar system and the chalkboard Einstein used in a lecture on the Theory of Relativity. There are guided tours on Thursday (2:30 and 3:15) and Saturday (12:30 and 1:15).

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Broad St., Oxford, OX1 3AZ, England

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  • Free; suggested donation £2
  • Tues.–Sun., noon–5


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