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Explore the Museum of the History of Science

Known as the Old Ashmolean building, this free museum - which is part of the University of Oxford - houses an impressive collection of scientific instruments dating from the Middle Ages to the 19th century. Look out for Albert Einstein's blackboard, Lewis Carroll's photographic kit and George III's silver microscope.

Browse the Covered Market

From pies and sausages to quirky fashions and vintage jewellery, this famous historic market sells all sorts of artisan goodies and gifts. The colours and aromas alone are enough to entice you in. It's so good that Culture Trip named it one of the top 10 markets in England. After checking out the wares of more than 40 traders, why not grab a bite to eat in one of the buzzing cafes?

Catch a show at the New Theatre

If you're looking for evening entertainment, see what's on at the New Theatre. Musicals, comedy, drama and dance - it's got the lot, from John Bishop to the Russian State Ballet. Alternatively, Oxford Playhouse stages plays and more niche productions. Looking for a cheap hotel Near the Museum of the History of Science? Travelodge Oxford Abingdon Road Hotel is to the south of the city, less than 2 miles from the museum. Travelodge Oxford Peartree Hotel lies to the north of the city.