Oxford Museums

Oxford boasts world-class museums many run by the University, where you’ll be spoilt for choice. Soak up Oxford’s historical culture at the Ashmolean or step back in time at the Pitt Rivers Museum. Oxford Museums are generally free admission, although small donation would benefit the running of these essential institutions.

See also art galleries and exhibitions.

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Pitt Rivers Museum from above

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Pitt Rivers Museum

South Parks Road,
01865 613000

The Pitt Rivers Museum holds one of the world’s finest collections of anthropology and archaeology, with objects revealing humankind’s extraordinary problem-solving and craft skills from every continent and throughout human history.

Distance to Oxford City Centre | 0.25 miles
bate collection musical instruments

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The Bate Collection of Musical Instruments

Faculty of Music,
St Aldate's,
01865 276128

The Bate Collection of Musical Instruments, in the Faculty of Music at Oxford University, houses over 2000 instruments from the Western orchestral music traditions from the Renaissance, through the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and up to modern times.

Distance to Oxford City Centre | 0.25 miles
Bodleian Library
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Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BG
01865 277180
Museum of the History of Science
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Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AZ
01865 277280
Oxford University Museum of Natural History
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Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PW
01865 272950
Pendon Museum
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Long Wittenham, Abingdon OX14 4QD
01865 407365
The Ashmolean Museum
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Beaumont Street, Oxford, OX1 2PH
01865 278000