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Museum of Oxford

Oxford Town Hall, St Aldates
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 1BX United Kingdom

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Opening Hours: 10am – 5pm Monday to Saturday

 

The Museum of Oxford is the only museum dedicated to telling the story of Oxford and its people.

A recent redevelopment has tripled the size of the museum space, including a new shop, two new galleries, exciting interactives as well as educational and community spaces.

The Museum of Oxford is in Oxford’s Grade II* listed town hall at the centre of the city. It provides a fantastic starting point to a visit to the city. We suggest that a visit will take two hours and that you book in advance to avoid disappointment. The Museum is wheelchair accessible and the town hall has level access via the north entrance near Carfax Tower. Once inside the town hall, visitors can enter the Museum through our welcome and gift shop area. There you can collect a plan of the spaces before entering Gallery 1 through a glass archway.

The ground floor features two new galleries which show the changing story of Oxford through its history and people, from Romans and Anglo-Saxons to the first Cowley factory workers, the infamous Cutteslowe Walls and the city’s rich heritage through times of conflict and industry. Through collection items, video, audio and interactive displays, the exhibitions uncover what makes Oxford such a special place to live, work and study.

The new museum galleries and spaces are a hub for the community to learn about and engage with their local history. It includes new spaces for schools learning, larger gallery spaces for more collection items, interactive displays, community exhibitions and opportunities, family activities and reminiscence workshops.

Admission Prices: Free to enter – events may be charged.

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Oxford Town Hall, St Aldates
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 1BX United Kingdom

Events

October 2022

October 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Lunch Time Talks – Stories through Photographs

Museum of Oxford, Oxford Town Hall, St Aldates
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 1BX United Kingdom
£4 – £5

The Museum of Oxford are hosting a talk with Shalini Amerasinghe Ganendra speaking. Shalini Amerasinghe Ganendra, is an independent scholar and recent winner of the Chevening Fellowship, as well as an Academic Associate of Oxford’s History of Art Dept. She has successfully developed cultural programs from South East Asia, with a project profile spanning over two decades and focus on democratizing the art world. The exhibition, Image & Identity, relates to research on impressions made by and through early photographs.…

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October 6 @ 5:15 pm - 7:15 pm

The Rhode to Home Rule – Cecil Rhodes and the Irish Independence

Museum of Oxford, Oxford Town Hall, St Aldates
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 1BX United Kingdom
£2.50 – £5.00

Researcher Seamus Nevin will discuss a lesser known history of the famous imperialist Cecil Rhodes. Using a number of newly discovered sources, this talk will shed fresh light on a highly significant, yet understudied episode in British imperial history, and pose questions about the relationship between Irish nationalism and British imperialism. Doors open at 5.15pm when guests will enjoy access to Museum galleries and a bar serving wine and soft drinks. The talk will start at 6pm and will be…

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October 13 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Guided Tours – How William Morris transformed Oxford

Museum of Oxford, Oxford Town Hall, St Aldates
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 1BX United Kingdom
£4

Want a deeper dive into the history of Oxford and its people? Our expert guides will take you on their personalised highlights tour around the Museum, lasting 30 minutes-45 minutes with time for questions at the end. Tours take place at least once a week. Each tour has a capacity of 10 people. We recommend the tours for adults and children aged 12+.

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October 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Tea and Talk

Museum of Oxford, Oxford Town Hall, St Aldates
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 1BX United Kingdom
Free

Simply time for tea and a chat with other older people with support from some of the museum’s lovely volunteers. Tea and Talk is a great way to meet others, find out more about what else is happening in the museum, and enjoy time for a cup of tea in a friendly and supported environment. Sessions are free, and run from 2.00-3.30 PM. Please book to avoid disappointment

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October 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Town Hall Tour

Museum of Oxford, Oxford Town Hall, St Aldates
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 1BX United Kingdom
£ - Concessions available5

Join the Museum of Oxford as we take you on a tour around Oxford’s magnificent Town Hall. You will see the Court Room, Council Chamber and the Lord Mayor’s parlour. All other rooms in the Town Hall are subject to availability. There is a maximum of 10 spaces available on public tours Please book in advance to avoid disappointment Sales from tickets help and support Museum of Oxford to deliver fun and accessible family activities support our community engagement projects,…

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