Museum of Oxford



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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.

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. 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 the 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 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 museum galleries and spaces are a hub for the community to learn about and engage with their local history. It includes spaces for schools learning, interactive displays, community exhibitions and reminiscence workshops. The Museum runs a range of events and activities for all ages throughout the year, including city walking tours, talks, gallery tours, family activities, workshops and special exhibition events.

No fixed entrance fee, pay what you can on arrival.


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