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Museum of Oxford

Oxford Town Hall, St Aldates
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 1BX United Kingdom
01865 252334

Facilities

Accessible Toilets
Baby Changing
Corporate Events
Disabled Access
Disabled Changing Rooms
Food & Drink
Gift Shop
Groups Welcome
Seating
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WiFi
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Opening Times

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.

Events

May 2022

May 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Inside the Oxford Town Hall

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

See inside the Town Hall experience the Lord Mayors Parlour find out when it was a police station and Hospital for the wounded Hear the history of the building and its importance and significance  to Oxford see where Morse and many other Films ,Tv shows have been filmed. Come along and find out who performed in the gorgeously  hand carved Main Hall before coming famous globally in 1964 Limited spaces still so advice is to book online though spaces are…

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May 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Oxford Town Hall Tour

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

Come and see the wonderful interior of the grand hall Hear and learn the history and importance of the building Which bands from the past have performed before coming infamous globally

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May 30 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Kings and Queens Family Day

Museum of Oxford, Oxford Town Hall, St Aldates
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 1BX United Kingdom
£2 – £4

Come along and make your own Royal Coat of Arms or even your own  Wax Seal Learn to write using a Quill Pen or just make your own crown Have some family fun having some  arts and crafts fun lets celebrate the Jubilee in style Children 5 - 11 years Sessions all day 1.30 - 2.30pm 3.00pm - 4.00 pm Adults £2.00 Children £4.00

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June 2022

June 1 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Sounds of Science

Museum of Oxford, Oxford Town Hall, St Aldates
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 1BX United Kingdom
Adults and Children £5.00

Come along and enjoy the interactive Science Show Understand how Science has and is impacting all our lives Learn new things and discover inventors and scientists legacy that have such an impact on our modern lives Just have fun and come and discover Ages 6-11 Sessions are hour long please book in advance avoid disappointment 10-11:00 11- 30 12-30 1-30 - 2-30

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July 2022

July 2 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Queenly Crafts Workshop

Museum of Oxford, Oxford Town Hall, St Aldates
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 1BX United Kingdom
£2 – £4

Ever made Table Croquet? Are you an Alice in wonderland fan ? Want to be a Queen for a day and make you very own Crown Celebrate Alice's Day and come along and make a puppet of your favourite character Learn about some characters and who they may have been based on i.e. Was Thomas Randall the real influence for the Mad Hatter ? Mary Prickett a Governess to the Liddell family perhaps the Red Queen from Through the Looking…

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