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The Story Museum

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Pembroke Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 1BP United Kingdom
01865 790050 www.storymuseum.org.uk


Discover this magical museum for all ages with 1001 great stories and a surprise around every corner!

The Story Museum is a most unusual museum in the heart of Oxford, where great stories are collected and shared. Through immersive installations and gallery spaces, exhibitions and events, the museum celebrates stories in all forms, and promotes their enduring power to teach and delight.

To view the year-round programme of exhibitions, events and activities, visit The Story Museum website.


The Galleries include:

  • The Whispering Wood

Enter a mysterious indoor forest where every tree has a story to tell and a secret to reveal.
The Whispering Wood is an immersive exhibition with something for all ages. 

  • The Enchanted Library

Experience a library like no other. Where else can you wander between the shelves and find yourself inside stories?
The Enchanted Library is an immersive exhibition with something for all ages.

  • The Treasure Chamber

Visit this new exhibition space which hosts touring exhibitions and visiting treasures.


Small Worlds

Welcome to a patchwork land of picture books, nursery rhymes and traditional tales for the very young.
Small Worlds is a separately ticketed story-themed play space specially designed for pre-school children.

City of Stories

Board the Storycraft and fly through a thousand years of Oxford’s story history, from ancient myths of dragons and queens, legends of kings and wizards to classics of children’s literature from Alice to Lyra. This is the perfect introduction to a Story Museum visit or walking tour of the city.
City of Stories is an audio-visual experience for ages 5 upwards. The experience lasts 45 minutes.

The Woodshed

There’s something exciting in the Woodshed … this new studio theatre invites audiences of all ages to experience the pleasure of story and the power of live performance.

Café and Shop

Give your appetite the happy ending it deserves by visiting The Story Museum café. With a delicious menu of homemade dishes, this independent café serves food to suit all ages and appetites including a selection of gluten-free and vegan options.

Browse through a well-stocked selection of books and book-related gifts in the shop – available to museum-goers and drop-in visitors.


Opening Times

From 4 April 2020, open all year round on the following days:

Term Time*                                                                                                                    

Monday: closed

Tuesday – Wednesday: 10.00-17.00

Thursday**: 10.00-19.00

Friday – Saturday: 10.00-17.00

Sunday: 11.00-16.00


Monday – Wednesday: 10.00-17.00


Friday – Saturday: 10.00-17.00

Sunday: 11.00-16.00

*Oxfordshire State School dates

**Galleries and City Of Stories open until 19.00



The Galleries

Includes admission to the Portal, the Whispering Wood, the Enchanted Library and the temporary exhibition in the Treasure Chamber

Price: £8.00

Discount for 3 or more tickets: -£1.00 per ticket

Small Worlds

Recommended for ages 0-5

Price: £5.00

Discount for 3 or more tickets: -£1.00 per ticket

The Storycraft: City of Stories

Recommended for ages 5+

Price: £7.00

Discount for 3 or more tickets: N/A

Story Pass


Discount: £90.00 for 3 named people, £20.00 for additional people




Accessible Toilets
Baby Changing
Disabled Access
Gift Shop
Groups Welcome
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