History and heritage in Oxford

Angus Library & Archive, The

Regent's Park College, Pusey Street
Oxford OX1 2LB

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Leading collection of Baptist history and heritage. The Angus Library and Archive has extensive archive collections including manuscript collections from key Baptist people such as William Carey, CH Spurgeon, Joshua and Hannah Marshman and William Ward, EA Payne, and JH Rushbrooke. It also holds manuscripts for leading Baptist families such as Angus, Steele, Whitaker, and Reeves.

Ashmolean Museum

Beaumont Street
Oxford OX1 2PH

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Oxford's Ashmolean Museum is the country's oldest public museum and home to one of the most important collections of art and archaeology to be found anywhere. The collections span the civilisations of east and west, charting the aspirations of humankind from the Neolithic era to the present day. Among its treasures are the world's largest collection of Raphael drawings, the most important collection of pre-Dynastic Egyptian material in Europe, the only great Minoan collection in Britain, the finest Anglo-Saxon collections outside the British Museum and the foremost collection of modern Chinese art in the Western world.

Bate Collection of Musical Instruments

Faculty of Music, St Aldate's
Oxford OX1 1DB

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The Bate Collection celebrates the history and development of musical instruments of the Western Classical tradition from the medieval period until the present day. The collection is made available for study and judicious use by scholars, students, makers, and players, so as to enhance and increase the knowledge of the history of music as well as the enjoyment of historic performance for all.

Bodleian Library

Catte Street
Oxford OX1 3BG

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The Bodleian Libraries of the University of Oxford form the largest university library system in the United Kingdom. They include the principal University library - the Bodleian Library - which has been a library of legal deposit for 400 years; major research libraries; and libraries attached to faculties, departments and other institutions of the University.

Museum of Oxford

Town Hall, St Aldates
Oxford OX1 1BX

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Visit the museum of Oxford's permanent Explore Oxford galleries at the front of Oxford Town Hall to discover the story of Oxford and its people.

Museum of the History of Science

Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3AZ

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The museum of the History of Science houses an unrivalled collection of early scientific instruments in the world's oldest surviving purpose-built museum building.

Oxford Castle Unlocked

44-46 Oxford Castle
Oxford OX1 1AY

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Visitors to 'Unlocked' will learn about the real people and events from the site's turbulent past: the first Oxford teachings, the owners, visionaries, activists and inmates. Visit St George's Tower and embark on a historical journey spanning the 10th to 16th centuries.

Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Parks Road
Oxford OX1 3PW

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Founded in 1860 as the centre for scientific study at the University of Oxford, the museum of Natural History now holds the University's internationally-significant collections of geological and zoological specimens, as well as substantial archival material. Housed in a stunning example of neo-Gothic architecture, the museum's growing collections underpin a broad programme of natural environment research, teaching and public engagement.

Pitt Rivers Museum

University of Oxford, South Parks Road
Oxford OX1 3PP

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The Pitt Rivers Museum is the University of Oxford's museum of anthropology and world archaeology. Founded in 1884 following a gift to the University from General Pitt-Rivers it retains its unique period atmosphere with dense displays of artefacts, many in the original wooden display cabinets.