Oxford Castle & Prison

Oxford Castle & Prison

Discover 1,000 years of Oxford’s history! Oxford Castle & Prison is a visitor attraction with a past stretching far beyond your imagination. For hundreds of years the site has held both famous and infamous residents, serving time as a religious site, a home for royalty, a centre of justice and as the County Gaol.

Oxford Castle & Prison

Enrich your tour of the historic Oxford Castle and Prison with a hands–on workshop delivered in the Key Learning Centre by our friendly and knowledgeable learning team.

There are a large selection of cross-curricular workshops available to choose from at Oxford Castle & Prison, using the 1,000 year history of the Castle and its environment to engage your class with a range of topics. We are also happy to tailor these to meet your learning objectives.

Workshops offer a mixture of activities including evidence handling, role play, literacy development and practical problem solving. Suitable for KS1-KS5, sessions can be linked directly to the national curriculum: history, geography, citizenship, literacy, design technology, art and many more. All workshop prices include a guided tour of Oxford Castle & Prison, and time to explore the Castle Mound and wider site.

A free familiarisation visit is available for all group organisers, along with our free Teachers’ Pack, with essential visit information and ideas; devised in collaboration with practising teachers.

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



Accessible by Public Transport, Disabled Access, Facilities for Visually Impaired, Guide Dogs Welcome,


Conference Facilities, Pre visit Available, Risk Assessment Available,


Cafe, Shop, Toilets,






01865 260666

Opening Hours

10.00am – 5.30pm


Please email us at bookings@continuumattractions.com to discuss pricing.


44-46 Oxford-Castle, OX1 1AY

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