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Home to the oldest university in the English-speaking world (and the second-oldest in continuous operation on the planet), Oxford is more than a celebrated microcosm of academic scholarship: there's the splendid architecture, hefty literary heritage, and plenty more to fill an eventful few days.

To Do & To See

Plenty of things to do and see

Classical facade of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. Part of the University of Oxford.

The Ashmolean Museum

The Ashmolean Museum was founded in 1683 and is considered the most important museum of art and archaeology in the heart of Britain. It consists of various themed galleries exploring the connections between objects and activities that are common to different cultures representing the human image. Among its treasures are the greatest Anglo-Saxon collections beyond the British Museum, an important collection of pre-Dynastic Egyptian material in Europe, the world's largest group of Raphael drawings, and collections of modern Chinese art in the Western world.

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Book and glasses

Oxford University Press Museum

The Oxford University Press Museum was founded in 1958 is considered the second-oldest and the largest university press in the world. It keeps traces of the historical publishing documentation of Oxford University from the fifteenth century to the present day. The museum notable displays are the books of Clarendon's 'History of the Great Rebellion', the first edition of 'Alice in Wonderland', and the evolution of the 'Oxford English Dictionary'.

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Happy little scientist playing at the lab - isolated over a white background

Science Oxford

Science Oxford was founded in 1985, as The Oxford Trust by Sir Martin and Lady Audrey Wood, it is a charitable organisation based in Oxford, England. It created the Oxfordshire Science Festival in the early 1990´s. Today, Science Oxford provides a central Oxford home for its public engagement work. These includes the annual Festival of Science and the discovery zone where schools and families can interact with various science activities.

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Tooley's Historic Boatyard - Oxford Canal, Banbury - Banbury Museum link bridge

Tooley's Boatyard

Tooley's Boatyard has been around since 1790´s and is a historic boatyard on the Oxford Canal in the centre of the town of Banbury, Oxfordshire. It is the oldest working dry dock in the Inland Waterways. It was established to build and repair the wooden horse-drawn narrow boats used for travelling up and down the newly constructed Oxford Canal network. The boatyard launched Tom Rolt's 'Cressy' onto the canals in 1939 and his book "Narrowboat" speaks about the formation of the Inland Waterways Association which ultimately led to the preservation of the canal network. Today, the boatyard includes two scheduled ancient monuments - an historic dry dock and a smithy.

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King Edward II was in steam at Didcot Railway Centre & looking excellent.

Didcot Railway Centre

Didcot Railway Centre was formerly known as the Great Western Railway. It has been the stabling point of engine-shed and locomotive in Didcot. Today, the place is a comprehensive railway museum and preservation engineering site. It is a recreation of Brunel's broad gauge railway and a home to unique collections of Great Western Railway steam engines, coaches, building, wagons, and small relics; and a recreation of Brunel's broad gauge railway. Didcot Railway Centre is open during Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year and daily during peak season and school holiday.

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two cheerful tourists enjoying open top bus tour in the city

City Sightseeing Oxford

City Sightseeing in Oxford is a way for every visitor to take sight of the fantastic views within Oxford. Tours also include gazing at the Hertford Bridge, Pitt Rivers Museum, William Morris’ Original Workshop and the Bodleian Library while it teaches more about the city. For souvenirs and bargains, one may hop off at Gloucester Green Bus Station at the Covered Market or Westgate Shopping Centre. There are also joint tickets available for combined Bus and Oxford Castle Unlocked.

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