Museum of Oxford

Museum of Oxford

A museum all about Oxford! The Museum of Oxford is dedicated to telling the story of Oxford and its people through exciting objects, hands-on activities and the voices of the people who have lived here in their own words.

Museum of Oxford

Newly reopened in October 2021 following a £3million refurbishment, the Museum of Oxford is the only museum dedicated to telling the story of Oxford and its people.

The new museum is completely accessible, and visitors are invited to explore an exciting range of stories and objects through exhibitions, digital interactives, hands-on activities, audio posts and community labels.

From Roman pottery to marmalade jars, a knucklebone pavement to frozen lightening, the story of the city and its people is told through these collections and the words of the people who have lived here.

Group visits

The lower floor of the museum is dedicated to learning and engagement, and hosts our wide range of learning opportunities for KS1 to KS4.

Pre-booked groups can enjoy specifically designed gallery trails and cross—curricular handling workshops linked to the National Curriculum.

There’s also, a citizenship workshop using the Town Hall’s original court room, as well as digital visits online, and access a host of resources for use in the classroom pre and post visit, including films and 3-D scanned objects. We can also arrange guided tours of the museum and of Oxford’s magnificent Grade 2* listed Victorian Town Hall.

Our programme offers curriculum links in History, Citizenship, English, Drama, Geography, Art and Science.

We also offer a programme of family activities in the school holidays and at weekends, with backpacks, trails, and workshops throughout the year.

Contact the Educational Visits UK team to help plan your next school trip.



Disabled Access, Disabled Toilets, Facilities for Hearing Impaired, Facilities for Visually Impaired, Guide Dogs Welcome,


Conference Facilities, Pre visit Available, Risk Assessment Available,


Cafe, Shop, Toilets,






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    Opening Hours

    10am to 5pm (last entry 4.30pm), Monday to Saturday


    From £4


    Oxford Town hall, St Aldates, Oxford

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