1. The most visited museum in Oxford is the University Museum of Natural History in Parks Road. This beautiful gothic museum functions both as a public museum and as a research facility for the university. Housing significant collections of both zoological and geological specimens (including this dinosaur), this museum is known too for it's educational events.
2. The Ashmolean Museum of Art & Archaeology in Beaumont Street is the Uk's oldest public museum. Housed in beautiful stone buildings in the centre of town and owned by the University, the Ashmolean is a welcome oasis of calm.
3. The Pitt Rivers Museum is housed within the Museum of Natural History in Parks Road (see above). Displaying unique exhibits of anthropological and archaeological interest, this eclectic collection is a delight.
4. The Museum of the History of Science on Broad Street is an active public museum as well as being a department of the University. Housing a collection of historical scientific instruments within the original old Ashmolean Museum buildings there are regular tours and educational events.
5. The Museum of Oxford in St. Aldates weaves the history of Oxford from prehistoric times to the modern day. From a knuckle bone pavement to a marmalade jar, 3000 years of history of the city are covered.
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