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Plans have been unveiled to revamp one of the world's oldest public museum buildings, the History of Science Museum in Oxford. The proposals aim to enhance accessibility and inclusivity

while ensuring the preservation of this historic structure for future generations.

Oxford University has initiated a public consultation regarding the refurbishment of the museum located on Broad Street. The university seeks to make the building fully accessible and inclusive from the moment visitors enter, preserving its historic fabric, and ensuring its sustainability.

A 3D model and an artist's impression bird's eye tour are available for viewing at Blackwell Hall in the Weston Library starting from Monday.

Originally constructed as the Ashmolean Museum and completed in 1682, the Grade I listed Old Ashmolean is renowned as the "world’s oldest surviving purpose-built public museum building." It opened to the public in 1683 and has housed the History of Science Museum since 1924, originally known as the Lewis Evans Collection, which is commemorating its centenary.

A university spokesperson emphasized, "The proposals aim to conserve and enhance the building's historic and architectural significance while transforming it for the third millennium." The exhibition of plans will remain open until 21 July, encouraging visitors to provide feedback and suggestions for further improvement. Photo by Wiki alf at English Wikipedia.