History of Science Museum

The oldest surviving purpose built Museum in the world invites you to experience an Oxford venue like no other.

The History of Science Museum offers you the opportunity to weave your event around one of the world’s leading collections of scientific instruments. Housed in a building dating from 1683 and spanning three floors each with their own character, the Museum is the perfect place for any event.

We provide bespoke private dinner experiences for up to 60 guests in our Basement Gallery (Oxford’s oldest chemistry laboratory), elegant drink and canape receptions in our magnificent Entrance Gallery, and the opportunity to hire the whole Museum for up to 150 guests.

We are also able to accommodate meetings, filming requests and private tours.

You can see a 3D tour of the Museum here

History of Science Museum
Broad St, Oxford OX1 3AZ

4 meeting spaces with capacity for up to 60 guests for Open space/Browsing, Dining, Theatre, and Boardroom functions.

Bedrooms

Ensuite

Standard

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

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  • Entrance Gallery, History of Science Museum

    Entrance Gallery

    Open space/Browsing 60

    The entrance to the world’s first purpose built museum and home of the original School of Natural History. A Tall room with beautiful 17th Century architecture to wow guests as they arrive, drink or browse.

    Facilities

    Full wireless, PA System & Projection available (at cost)

    Accessibility

    Not accessible by Wheelchair, steps to access via ceremonial door and main entrance

    Available

    Term & Vacation

  • Top Gallery, History of Science

    Top Gallery

    Open space/Browsing 60

    Suitable for browsing and teaching the Top Gallery is the home of the original Ashmolean Museum. Home to a world leading collection of Astrolabes and other instruments.

    Facilities

    Suitable for browsing and teaching the Top Gallery is the home of the original Ashmolean Museum. Home to a world leading collection of Astrolabes and other instruments.

    Accessibility

    No Disabled access. Several flights of stairs to access.

    Available

    Term & Vacation

  • Basement Gallery, History of Science Museum

    Basement Gallery

    Dining 60

    Theatre 50

    Open space/Browsing 60

    The first ever chemistry laboratory in Oxford. Now home to Einstein’s Blackboard and Marconi’s Wireless. Offering the most intimate setting for guests to learn. Drink and dine surrounded by the history of Science.

    Facilities

    Wireless, Projection & Pa Available (at cost).

    Accessibility

    Accessible by lift (basement only). Accessible toilet also on this level.

    Available

    Term & Vacation

  • Seminar Room

    Theatre 24

    Boardroom 14

    The expansion in 2001 created this annexe and seminar room. Suitable for board meetings and presentations.

    Facilities

    Wireless, TV Screen and PC equipment in situ. Suitable as is for meetings and small lectures.

    Accessibility

    Accessible via disabled lift, access to toilets through main building

    Available

    Term & Vacation