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Top recommendations from locals

History Museum
“This one if the main museums museums in Oxford with most of its sections free for visitors. The rooftop coffee shop has lovely views especially on a sunny day. ”
  • 117 locals recommend
History Museum
“Here to visit some of Oxford's History, the Natural History museum is a must see”
  • 48 locals recommend
History Museum
“If you have kids this is the place to take them. They love the dinosaurs, stuffed animals and creepy insects! the museum provides sheets for the kids to do. educational and fun. well worth the visit. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
College Library
“The UK's second largest library, established in 1602 and containing over 11 million works”
  • 37 locals recommend
History Museum
“You enter the Pitt Rivers Museum from the rear of the inside of the Museum of Natural History although the two museums are quite separate The collection is eclectic covering many areas of anthropology ” “One of the best outside of the London Museums and more personal than The Ashmolean ... although the view from the roof of the Ashmolean is magnificent!””
  • 35 locals recommend
Cafe
“I like this little museum, it has a nice cafe and if you find tricky to understand modern art look at their website what's on page and join one off their talks or tours. I find they really interesting”
  • 15 locals recommend
Church
“One of the grandest and most iconic colleges of Oxford University. Harry Potter was filmed here. In summer arrive early to beat the crowds of tourists! ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Library
“The Radcliffe Camera is a building of Oxford University, England, designed by James Gibbs in neo-classical style and built in 1737–49 to house the Radcliffe Science Library”
  • 8 locals recommend
Museum
“Fascinating collection of Scientific instruments, it is the oldest surviving purpose-built museum building. Permanent collection and rolling exhibitions.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Museum
“A lovely place to go with children - lots to do, and plenty of books to read. Aim to spend at least two hours there.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Art Gallery
  • 6 locals recommend
Event Space
“Theatre, Gallery, Dance classes and gift shop - all proceeds go to supporting emerging artists and ending homelessness. FANTASTIC breakfast that starts at 8.30am - a MUST if in town.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Christ Church is unique among the Oxford and Cambridge colleges in possessing an important collection of Old Master paintings and drawings, housed in a purpose-built Gallery of considerable architectural interest in itself. General John Guise bequeathed his collection of over 200 paintings and almost 2000 drawings to his former college, where it arrived after his death in 1765. This extraordinary gift enabled Christ Church to introduce art into Oxford education without the necessity to travel to Italy or to gain access to stately homes, which still held the majority of art collections in the country. At that date the collection was unequalled by any other Oxford institution. The Bodleian ‘P”
  • 6 locals recommend
Library
“Offers public access to books, newspapers and magazines, audio books and ebooks, local study resources, PCs, free WiFi, printing and copying services. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Library
“The Weston Library (formerly the New Bodleian) is the home of the Bodleian Libraries' special collections. Reopened in 2015 following a spectacular refurbishment, visitors can enjoy its new public spaces and discover more about the Bodleian's treasures. Here you can see free exhibitions in two large galleries, view displays, attend talks and events then take a break at the cafe or visit the shop.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Library
“At the John Radcliffe Hospital there is an "Oxonbikes" bike hire point. Please see online for "oxonbikes" for more information.”
  • 1 local recommends