Top 10 Things To Do in Oxford

Top 10 Things To Do in Oxford

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Victorian poet Matthew Arnold described Oxford as "The City of Dreaming Spires". There are plenty of things to do in Oxford, and ways to visit this magnificent and historic city on a budget. 

So, whether you are looking to soak up some history, explore fascinating museums, or just want to relax in a beautiful park and try some traditional English food, Oxford has it all.  

1) Ashmolean Museum

The Ashmolean is the University of Oxford’s museum of art and archaeology, founded in 1683. Our world famous collections range from Egyptian mummies to contemporary art, telling human stories across cultures and across time.

What is it? Britain's oldest public museum, home to a collection that spans continents, cultures and creative genres.

3) Oxford University Museum of Natural History and its collection

Founded in 1860 as the centre for scientific study at the University of Oxford. The museum features exhibits related to Natural Sciences and Archaeology. Key themes, people and exhibits in the museum include Zoological, entomological, palaeontological, petrological and mineral specimens, Designated Collection, Dinosaurs, The Dodo and Swifts.

Open every day. Admission is free.Parks Rd,
Address - Oxford OX1 3PW


4) University of Oxford Botanic Garden

The University of Oxford Botanic Garden is the oldest botanic garden in Great Britain and one of the oldest scientific gardens in the world. The garden was founded in 1621 as a garden growing plants for medicinal research. Today it contains over 5,000 different plants. 

Booking is strongly recommended this website for booking

Admission Fee - £6.30   -   Opening Timings - 10 am to 5 pm (Last Entry - 4 pm)

Ticket Office (telephone 01865 610 300). 

5) The Bodleain Library

The Bodleian Library is one of the oldest libraries in Europe, and in Britain is second in size only to the British Library. The Bodleian Library is a working library which is used by the students everyday. The best way to learn about the Bodleian Library is to join a tour of Oxford University which will cover the library and School of Divinity.