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Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum

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Park Street
Woodstock, Oxfordshire 0X20 1SN United Kingdom
01993 810 210 www.sofo.org.uk

SOFO offers visitors engaging and immersive experiences through a changing exhibitions programme and main galleries including a recreated Great War trench, a mock up section of a Horsa Glider from D Day and Afghan Alley.
The galleries take visitors through the life of a ‘21st Century Soldier’, the ‘Blood and War’ of the frontline, Winston Churchill and the Queens Own Oxfordshire Hussars and the ‘Liberation of Bergen-Belsen’ by the Oxfordshire Yeomanry as well as ‘Prisoners of War, at Home and Abroad’.
For visiting children, the SOFO offers an under-fives den, Kids Art Cart, trails and quizzes as well as dress up, feely boxes and code breaking!

Please visit the website for event listings and information on how to research your soldier from the unique archive covering the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire light Infantry and the Queens Own Oxfordshire Hussars.

Dates for the Diary:
Oxfordshire Remembers Part 2: Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund SOFO’s closing exhibition on the Centenary of the Great War charts the impact of the war for Oxfordshire during 1916-1918 and the key moments for the county’s two regiments. Using narratives and artefacts previously untold and unseen, the exhibition will blend the personal with the world’s account of the First World War. The exhibition will close in November 2018.

Opening details

Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm. Last entry 4.15pm
Saturday 11am-5pm. Last entry 4.15pm
Sunday 2-5pm. Last entry 4.15pm

Prices

Adult: £4.50
Concession: £3.80
Child (5-16): £2.50
Child (under 5): Free

Family Tickets, Annual Passes and special rates for pre-booked groups also available.

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Accessible Toilets
Baby Changing
Disabled Access
Dogs Welcome
Gift Shop
Groups Welcome
Hearing System
Picnic Site
Toilets
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March 2020

March 1 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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‘Oh, What a Lovely War!’ Humour in Times of Conflict

Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum, Park Street
Woodstock, Oxfordshire 0X20 1SN United Kingdom
£2.50 – £4.50

An exhibition that explores the ways in which humour and fun were used to spur on both troops and the people back at home - before, during and after war. Objects, music, posters, art, and testimonials from Oxfordshire people all illustrate how some of those who lived through times of conflict still managed to put a smile on their faces. Museum open Tuesday-Friday 10am - 5pm, Saturday 11am - 5pm and Sunday 2pm - 5pm. Last admission 4.15pm each day.…

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March 1 @ 10:00 am - April 2 @ 5:00 pm
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Museum Open Tuesday - Friday 10am to 5pm, Saturdays 11am - 5pm and Sundays 2pm - 5pm

Best of 2020 – The Oxford Photographic Society Annual Exhibition

Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum, Park Street
Woodstock, Oxfordshire 0X20 1SN United Kingdom
Standard Museum Admissions Apply

A wide variety of stunning images from the members of OPS will be on display. Black and white, colour, wildlife, still-life, travel, portrait and street photography all covered. The pieces in the exhibition will be available to purchase, with price from £50. Featured photo: 'Behind the Scenes' by Sandra Devaney. See website for museum opening times and admission prices.

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March 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

‘Dad’s Underground Army’ The Auxiliary Units (British Resistance Organisation)

Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum, Park Street
Woodstock, Oxfordshire 0X20 1SN United Kingdom
£20.00

Wednesday 11th March 2020 Drinks Reception from 6.30pm Talk 7.00pm – 8.30pm  The formation, organisation and activities of the secret organisation which, with its Headquarters at Coleshill House, would have come into action if Britain had been invaded by the Nazis in World War 2. Speaker Bill King acted as historical adviser for the BBC’s Countryfile and History Mysteries programmes, the Channel 4 series Dad’s Secret Army and the Swindon Web TV series Swindon’s Role in D-Day. Coming from a naval family and being brought up around…

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April 2020

April 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 16, 2020

Easter Holiday Family Open Afternoons at SOFO Museum

Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum, Park Street
Woodstock, Oxfordshire 0X20 1SN United Kingdom
£2

Every Wednesday and Thursday through the school holidays, come and explore our family-friendly museum and take part in themed craft activities! Create a work of art together, have a go at some wartime skills, or discover things old and new in one of our nostalgia trails. A perfect afternoon escape for grandchildren and grandparents! April 8th and 9th Navigation – The Toughest Easter Egg Hunt Learn navigation techniques to find the eggs hidden around the museum. April 15th and 16th…

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