Banbury Museum & Gallery
Our permanent collections demonstrate the history of Banbury from the Civil War and vibrant Victorian Market town to the modern day. Our Pye gallery that showcases an ever-changing exhibition programme, so there is always something new to see and learn about at Banbury Museum & Gallery.
Accessed via Castle Quay shopping centre, there is plenty of parking and accessible parking a short walk away. The Museum is fully accessible, and our friendly staff are on hand to offer any help or assistance.
Our Museum shop (closed Sept 2021 for redevelopment) carefully sources beautiful ranges of lifestyle gifts and greetings cards, working with small brands and local makers our displays are inspiring and offer you that something different.
Enjoy a cup of tea and slice of cake in our onsite café with a view of the canal side. Take time out of your busy day to watch the canal boats pass and moor up at our neighbours, Tooleys historic boatyard.
We run an exciting and popular programme of children’s crafts and activities throughout the year which cater for pre-schoolers upwards.
Check out our website or social media to find out the latest news! Follow us on twitter, Facebook and Instagram. @banburymuseum.
(Some charges applicable for temporary exhibitions & events)
A chance to wallow in nostalgia! Travel back to a childhood spent in 1980’s Britain. Revisit the vibrancy, quirkiness and innovation that defined the decade. From Betamax to the BMX, the Rubik’s Cube to the Sinclair ZX Spectrum, the Thompson Twins to Transformers. I Grew Up 80s showcases a wide array of wonderfully preserved objects and encompasses, toys, technology, sport, fashion, food, film, books, TV, and more. Look back at objects that many people either owned or perhaps desperately wanted…Find out more »
4 activities and crafts to do in 1 session! Travel around the Museum completing the activities as you go. You’ve got 2hrs 30mins to complete all the activities and crafts, so come early to fit them all in! Children aged 3+ Little ones are welcome but may need adult assistance for the activities. There will be free paper and crayons available Booking is required via our website www.banburymuseum.orgFind out more »
One event on August 19, 2021 at 2:00 pm
Get stuck in with Lego & Duplo Make the most of our large collection for a session of free-style play. The best bit is you don’t have to clear up! Suitable for everyone Booking via our website requiredFind out more »