Visitor Travel Information

Oxford Materials Characterisation Services is located in the Begbroke Science Park in North Oxford, operated by Oxford University and home to the Department of Materials, Institute of Industrial Materials and Manufacturing, combining world-class applied scientific research with business and high-tech university spin-outs.

OMCS
Department of Materials
Begbroke Science Park
Begbroke Hill, Woodstock Road
Oxford OX5 1PF
United Kingdom
T +44(0)1865 283726
F +44(0)1865 848790
omcs.manager@materials.ox.ac.uk
 


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Travel by Bus

Public Transport

Stagecoach operate a frequent bus service offering two routes that stop a short walk away from Begbroke Science Park.Please see http://www.stagecoachbus.com/oxfordshire for details of the Stagecoach bus service.

The number S3 to Woodstock runs from Oxford Train station (stop R5) and Gloucester Green Bus Station (Bay 8). This is the recommended option for using public transport. It travels north along the Woodstock Road then on to the A44. You will need to ask the driver to stop at the Sandy Lane Roundabout bus stop in Yarnton. From the bus stop, head north towards the traffic lights and crossing. You will pass the Blenheim Edge guest house on your right and will find the science park is located on the right, and is signposted. For the number S3 timetable please see http://www.stagecoachbus.com/pdfs/XOAS003.pdf

The number 2 bus runs from Magdalen Street in Oxford city centre (Bus stop C1) to Kidlington. You will need to get off at the stop along Yarnton Road just before Kidlington Football Club. The number 2 bus is more frequent but less convenient, as from Yarnton Road it is a 5 to 10 minute walk to Begbroke Science Park and there is no pedestrian walkway. From the bus stop continue down Yarnton Road across the humpback bridge and take the right fork down Sandy Lane where you will pass over a railway crossing. Take the first right towards the cycle and pedestrian entrance where you will find Begbroke Science Park signposted. For the number 2 timetable please see http://www.stagecoachbus.com/uploads/ox_2_1.pdf 

Private minibuses

Begbroke Science Park offers a private minibus service from central Oxford that is free of charge to all university members. For more details please see our minibus section.

 


Travel by Car

Oxford University Begbroke Science Park is situated some 5 miles north of Oxford City Centre on the A44:

Directions from the south:

From the A34 Peartree Roundabout, take the A44 towards Woodstock. At the next roundabout take the first exit and then continue straight over the following roundabout with 'The Turnpike' Public House on your right-side and onto the dual carriageway. Continue straight over the next roundabout, and over the pedestrian crossing, until you reach the traffic lights sign posted 'Begbroke Science Park'. Turn right at these traffic lights. (The science park can no longer be accessed via Sandy Lane.) Follow the entrance road, then round to the right and turn left into the car park (signed 'Site Reception and Visitors Car Park', if you are attending a conference, please park in the 'Conference Car Park').

Directions from the north:

From Woodstock, travel south on the A44, continue straight over the traffic lights for Oxford Airport and pass through the village of Begbroke on the dual carriageway. At the next traffic lights, turn left into 'Begbroke Science Park'. (The science park can no longer be accessed via Sandy Lane.) Follow the entrance road, then round to the right and turn left into the car park (signed 'Site Reception and Visitors Car Park', if you are attending a conference, please park in the 'Conference Car Park').