I had no idea that Oxford was the 52nd largest city in the UK – I thought it would be a little higher up than that, but I guess you learn something everyday.
Oxford, is the town of amazing old architecture, brain-boxes that study at university and full of quite a few posh people…nevertheless it’s a beautiful town. Here’s where I explored!!
To see all my pictures from Oxford, head over to my Instagram! Let’s go
Pitt Rivers Museum: Full of weird and wonderful objects, from swords, tribal outfits and shrunken heads to jewellery, keys and old musical instruments – there’s plenty to see for a few hours! There’s also a huge section of crystals, animal skeletons and fossils – definitely somewhere to visit if you love History and Natural History.
Pitt Rivers Museum History: The Pitt Rivers Museum displays archaeological and ethnographic objects from all parts of the world and all time periods. Founded in 1884 when General Pitt Rivers (an influential figure in the development of archaeology and evolutionary anthropology) gave his collection to the University of Oxford. There were more than 26,000 objects in 1884, now there is over half a million objects in the museum.
Museum of the History of Science: I am quite interested in Science, but I did get rather bored in this museum – it was definitely more my partners cup of tea. I just looked at the cool objects rather than reading the long-winded explanations of what they are and do.
The museum houses the best collection of early scientific instruments in the world’s oldest surviving purpose-built museum building. For more on the museums history, head over to this website: http://www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/about/history/
This looks complicated…
The Streets of Oxford: Like I always say in my blogs, walking around and exploring is the best way to visit a city – and that’s exactly what we did. Just walking up and down different roads, leading us to smaller roads and then to really cool buildings. I found lots of cute old doors too!