Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Do Oxford on a Budget

Oxford, in central, southern England, is a perfect place for travelers on a budget. There is so much to do that is free and low cost! Here are just a few of the things you can do when visiting Oxford on a budget:

The Oxford University of Natural History: Housed in a Victorian-style building, this University museum features collections of zoological, entomological and mineral specimens that have been collected over the last three centuries.

The Pitt Rivers Museum: The Pitt Rivers Museum is one of Oxford’s most popular attractions, famous for its period atmosphere and outstanding collections from many cultures around the world, past and present.

Bate Collection of Musical Instruments: For music-lovers everywhere: this specialty museum houses a fine collection of historical woodwind, brass and percussion instruments, plus more than one dozen historical keyboard instruments and a complete bow-maker's workshop.
The Ashmolean Museum: Oxford University's Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, established in 1683, is Britain’s oldest public museum and one of the oldest museums in the world.

The Museum of the History of Science: This museum boasts an unrivalled collection of more than 10,000 scientific instruments ranging from the time of antiquity to the early twentieth century.

Modern Art Oxford:
Modern Art Oxford is one of the UK's leading galleries for the presentation of modern and contemporary visual art, with an established international reputation.

In addition to these great museums, budget travelers will find much to see at the churches and cathedrals such as the University Church of St. Mary the Virgin or St. Michael at the North Gate. In a university town such as Oxford, stroll around the college campuses! The majority of colleges are free to visit in the afternoons. Speaking of strolls - whether river, meadow, garden or cobble-stoned city streets, Oxford offers the budget travelers ample opportunities to amble.

Window shop on High Street or the Covered Market. Stop into one of the many bookshops that Oxford offers. Don't forget to break for High Tea for an inexpensive taste of English culture. Oxford surely offers the budget traveler a lot to see and do! Travel to England with Celtic Tours World Vacations.

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