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Museum of Oxford

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


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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.


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

Alices Day Queenly Crafts

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

Step into Wonderland with crown making, puppet making and more! The event is suitable for children aged 5-10. Sessions run from 10.30-11.30, 1.30-2.00 and 2.30-3.30

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July 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Archaeological finds surgery

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

Have you found any archaeological objects? If so come and help build a bigger picture of our history by having them identified and recorded with the Portable Antiquities Scheme by your local Finds Liaison Officer. Edward is the Finds Liaison Officer for Oxford has worked with the Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) in Durham, Somerset and Devon before taking on the role here. His role is to identify and record artefacts found by members of the public (whether it be through…

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