Apr 29 2019

Last Chance to see 1066: A Medieval Mosaic Exhibition in the UK this May

1066: A Medieval Mosaic, the Guinness World Record-winning exhibition which has toured a number of locations in the UK before arriving at Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum (SOFO Museum), Woodstock, is coming to an end on 27th May 2019. The end of its current exhibition will likely be the last time the piece is on display…

Apr 29 2019

Pitt Rivers Museum Shortlisted for £100,000 Art Fund Museum of the Year 2019

The Pitt Rivers Museum has been selected as one of five finalists for Art Fund Museum of the Year 2019, regarded as the most prestigious museum prize in the world. The annual award celebrates innovation and exceptional achievement in museums and galleries across the UK. The other four museums shortlisted for the title are HMS…

Apr 29 2019

Blenheim Palace Welcomes Panda Card

Chinese visitors to Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire can now save money by using Digipanda’s ‘Panda Card’. The Panda Card is a virtual discount card and works like an ‘online directory’ of UK tourism for visitors coming to UK. It also offers Chinese tourists a smarter way to save money on attractions, retailers, restaurants, accommodation, transportation…

Apr 26 2019

The King’s Centre, Oxford Receives Green Tourism Award

The King’s Centre, Oxford (TKC) has achieved an award from Green Tourism, the world’s largest sustainable certification programme. A Green Tourism assessor praised TKC for its “excellent green initiatives” following an inspection of the venue. TKC was assessed against a rigorous criterion covering areas including energy efficiency, waste management, biodiversity and community involvement. The report…

Apr 26 2019

Excitement Grows for Blenheim Palace’s Flower Show

Excitement is growing ahead of this year’s prestigious Blenheim Palace Flower Show, June 21st – 23rd, as the full line up of Garden Talks and Expert Panels is announced. Now in its seventh year, the hugely popular Flower Show will this year be officially opened by TV presenter George Clarke at 10am on Friday 21st…

Apr 18 2019

Oxford Official Walking Tours

WALKING TOURS IN OXFORD Walking Tours in Oxford are a great way to explore Oxford’s history, the University of Oxford, famous people and old traditions.  Oxford Official Walking Tours offer a extensive range of tours of Oxford for all interests. The most popular tour is the University and City walking tour which explores the history…

Apr 18 2019

Oxford Bus Company

Oxford Bus Company operates a comprehensive network of services in Oxfordshire. They also operate luxury coach services linking Oxford with London and to the nearby airports: Heathrow and Gatwick. Click on the service logo for info & timetables: The City service helps to connect surrounding towns and villages with the Centre of Oxford. The Airline...
Apr 17 2019

Stagecoach

STAGECOACH For frequent, comfortable and hassle-free travel between Oxford and London, Stagecoach in Oxfordshire operates the Oxford Tube. This 24 hour coach services runs between Oxford and London 7 days a week, up to every 12 minutes. Coaches are fitted with free 4G, Wi-Fi and USB power sockets. The Oxford Tube service is a convenient…

Apr 17 2019

Textile Display Weaves Together Migrant Stories at the Pitt Rivers Museum

A team of volunteers, who arrived in Oxford as forced migrants from Syria, Sudan and Zimbabwe, are behind a new display of textiles at the Pitt Rivers Museum. Multaka: Connecting Threads, which launches on Friday 5 April, has been co-curated by a team of volunteers with Multaka-Oxford, a two-year project in which the Pitt Rivers…

Apr 17 2019

Visitors to Oxford University’s Gardens, Libraries and Museums Top 3.3 Million

Oxford University’s gardens, libraries and museums enjoyed a 3% rise in visitors in 2018, according to the latest figures from the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA). Over 3.3 million people visited the four University museums, the Bodleian Libraries and the Botanic Garden in 2018, giving the group its third record-breaking year in a row….

Apr 17 2019

Oxford Fine Dining

Over the last ten years, Oxford Fine Dining has gained a truly formidable reputation catering throughout several Oxfordshire and the Cotswolds most prestigious venues. During which time, they have built an extensive and impressive portfolio of weddings, corporate events and private dining experiences. They are the approved caterers to a number of Oxford and Oxford University venues…

Apr 12 2019

Oxford Bus Company Nominated for ‘Making Coaches a Better Choice’ Accolade at Industry Awards

The Oxford Bus Company has been shortlisted in a prestigious national trade award for revitalising its luxury coach services. It has been recognised in the UK Coach Awards as one of the top five UK operators that have improved life for coach drivers and their passengers. Oxford Bus Company has been shortlisted for ‘revitalising the…

Apr 12 2019

Oxford Bus Company’s PickMeUp Service Breaks 100,000 Journeys Mark

Journey milestone hit ahead of expectations PickMeUp zone to expand into Summertown and Jericho as part of growth plans More than 100,000 journeys have been made on PickMeUp, the Oxford Bus Company’s ground-breaking on-demand ride-sharing service since it launched. The landmark was broken today (Weds) in the eastern arc of Oxford. More than 22,000 registered…

Apr 12 2019

Oxford Bus Company Partners with Hearing Dogs for the Deaf to Support Volunteer Training Programme

Oxford Bus Company has partnered with a deaf charity to support a specialist training programme of dogs that help hearing impaired passengers on public transport. A complimentary bus pass for use on all Oxford Bus Company services was presented to Hearing Dogs for the Deaf this week. It will enable volunteer training instructors from the…

Apr 11 2019

Oxfordshire MPs show support for the Visitor Economy on Constituency Day as part of English Tourism Week

Oxfordshire MPs welcomed visitors to Oxfordshire on Friday 5th April at tourism businesses throughout the County as part of VisitEngland’s national English Tourism Week Organised by Experience Oxfordshire, the Destination Management Organisation for the County, MPs visited businesses including Waterperry Gardens, Harcourt Arboretum, Wallingford Museum, Hook Norton Brewery, Cogges, Stonor Park and The Oxford Artisan…

Apr 05 2019

Oxford Pass Launched at Blenheim Palace

On Wednesday 3 April, Blenheim Palace hosted the launch of the new Oxford Pass. The joint initiative between Blenheim Palace, Experience Oxfordshire and The Oxford Bus Company aims to increase tourism to the city and surrounding areas. Initially available for a 12-month trial period, the Pass offers visitors a quick and convenient ‘one stop shop’…

Apr 05 2019

Experience Oxfordshire Began English Tourism Week with a Pop-Up at Great Western Railway’s Oxford Railway Station on 1st April

To begin celebrations of VisitEngland’s English Tourism Week (30th March – 7th April) initiative, Experience Oxfordshire set up a pop-up stand in Oxford Railway Station to promote Oxfordshire’s varied offering to excited visitors journeying through the station. The team handed out 500 Oxfordshire Visitor Guides to encourage tourists and residents to venture out and enjoy…

Apr 04 2019

Experience Oxfordshire Promotes the County to Inbound Visitors at Birmingham Airport During English Tourism Week

Experience Oxfordshire were promoting Oxfordshire during VisitEngland’s English Tourism Week (30th March – 7th April) with a pop-up in Birmingham Airport’s arrivals terminal on Tuesday 2nd April. With inbound visitors and residents arriving from domestic and long-haul flights, the team were busy handing out Oxfordshire Visitor Guides and encouraging tourists and residents to explore Oxfordshire…

Apr 02 2019

Drop everything and go and see it – In The Willows at Oxford Playhouse

Review written by Cormac Richards. Written 111 years ago, The Wind in the Willows has firmly become a classic of English literature and has been adapted many times and in many ways. Kenneth Grahame’s gentle story of animals has, at the heart of it, themes of friendship, good over bad and respect. And now, IN…

Apr 01 2019

From the Everyday in an Earthly Paradise to the Periodic Table and Climate Change

This month the art on show across the county spans the natural sciences from the flow of the Thames in an ‘Earthy Paradise’ to the patterns of local landscapes; the wildlife in local nature reserves, every-day objects and rusty relics; the changing climate and the periodic table, reminding us that the world we see and…