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7 Free Things To Do In Oxford

7 Free Things To Do In Oxford
Written by Helen

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The city of Oxford is steeped in history and world renowned for it’s prestigious university. Throughout the city there are famous buildings that have inspired many famous people including Lewis Carroll and J.R.R Tolkien, and also feature in movies such as Harry Potter. We have been looking for FREE places to take the family for affordable days out with kids and here’s our selection of our favourite 7 Free Things To Do In Oxford.

Museum of Oxford

This fantastic museum tells the story of Oxford and it’s people in two different spaces where you can explore the city’s past and present. In the past room, you will learn all about the cities history and how things have developed. There are many objects to see ranging from Roman pottery to marmalade jars. In the present section there are four virtual high-speed bikes that take you north, south, east and west of the Town Hall taking in the city’s highlights.
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Covered Market

7 Free Things To Do In Oxford: Covered MarketThis is a great place to walk around and browse (we can’t guarantee you won’t spend any money). The market has been in Oxford for over two centuries and has an interesting heritage. Inside you will find many independent businesses selling clothing, flowers, food and drink and lots more.
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Pitt Rivers Museum

7 Free Things To Do In Oxford: Pitt-Rivers-MuseumThe Pitt Rivers Museum is a fascinating place to visit and learn all about anthropology and world archaeology. This atmospheric museum is home to collections from various cultures around the world, including a Tahitian mourner’s costume, Hawaiian feather cloaks, hand-woven textiles, masks from Africa and sculptures from around the world.
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The best way to see the city is on foot. There are so many old buildings, hidden streets and places ready to be discovered including the Radcliffe Camera, Bodleian Library and Bridge of Sighs. You can download maps giving you the best walking routes.
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Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

7 Free Things To Do In Oxford: Ashmolean MuseumThis is one of the oldest museums in the world and it was Britain’s first public museum. Inside you will find a great selection of interesting art and artefacts that have been collected throughout the years. Hosting collections of Egyptian artefacts, natural specimens, curiosities from all over the world and there is also the world’s largest collection of Raphael drawings.
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South Park

For some of the best views of the city as well as somewhere to relax and play, bring the family to this park. There’s a children’s play area with a zip wire and a fitness trail so all the family can get active! Events are also held in the park throughout the year.

Oxford University Museum of Natural History

7 Free Things To Do In Oxford: Oxford-University Museum of Natural HistoryThe Oxford University Museum of Natural History houses the University’s scientific collections of zoological, entomological and geological specimens. The museum itself is renowned for its spectacular Neo-Gothic architecture. Amongst its most famous features are the Oxfordshire Dinosaurs, the dodo and the swifts in the tower.
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So thats our list of our favourite 7 Free Things To Do In Oxford. Let us know of any places we haven’t mentioned in Oxford by commenting below!

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