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Bring presenter Paul Rose along as your guide to the museums featured in the Take One Museum television series.

Download the six MP3 audio tours listed below. You'll hear Paul's commentary from the programmes.

You can store the tracks on your portable MP3 player for your visit to the museums, or just listen at home.


  • Click on a tour below.
  • Choose the save option and download the 'zipped' (compressed) audio tour MP3 tracks to your computer.
  • Unzip the files using a programme such as WinZip (PC) or StuffIt Expander (Mac).
  • Copy all the tracks from your computer to your portable MP3 audio player.
  • Check the track order. They should automatically play in the correct order but if they don't, sort the tracks by file name.

BBC Webwise explains downloading and unzipping files, if you need more help.

Download the tours

Download tour 1 – Oxford University Museum of Natural History and Pitt Rivers Museum

  • Highlight: the place where dinosaurs were first uncovered.
  • File size: 6.52MB / Running time: 27:20 min

Download tour 2 – Hunterian Museum

  • Highlight: the secrets behind Churchill's false teeth.
  • File size: 6.55MB / Running time: 27:20 min

Download tour 3 – Royal Navy Submarine Museum

  • Highlight: the X24 – the only miniature submarine to survive its missions in World War II.
  • File size: 5.02MB / Running time: 28:34 min

Download tour 4 – National Museum of Photography, Film & Television

  • Highlights: the first photograph and the daylight studio.
  • File size: 2.04MB / Running time: 9:08 min
  • The audio tour does not include Paul's visit to the Insight Collection.

Download tour 5 – Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester

  • Highlight: a trip on a steam train replica.
  • File size: 6.46MB / Running time: 27:27 min

Download tour 6 – Stromness Museum

  • Highlight: artefacts from a 5,000-year-old village called Skara Brae.
  • File size: 5.18MB / Running time: 23:14 min

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Oxford University Museum of Natural History
See specimens collected from the natural world over three centuries.

Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford
Displays archaeological and ethnographic objects from around the world

Hunterian Museum London
Houses the collections of 18th century surgeon and anatomist John Hunter

Royal Navy Submarine Museum
This Gosport museum gives you the chance to walk through a real submarine.

Museum of Photography, Film & Television
This Bradford museum is the most visited national museum outside of London.

The Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester
The history of science and industry in Manchester – the world's first industrial city

Stromness Museum
Covers the natural life and seafaring traditions of the isle of Orkney

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