Museum of Oxford

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Town Hall St. Aldates

  • Museum of Oxford Gift Shop: 01865 252334

Visit the Museum of Oxford’s Micro-Museum in its temporary home at the back of Oxford Town Hall to discover the story of Oxford and its people. The Museum also offers an exciting programme of temporary exhibitions and events. Based in the Town Hall Gallery and Gallery Corridor, these range from exhibitions by local artists to exhibitions curated by local community groups. The Museum of Oxford is the only museum dedicated to telling the story of Oxford and its people. It is about to embark on a huge transformation project! We were successful with grant funding, made possible through money raised by National Lottery players, in March. It will contribute towards the £3.2m project to transform the Museum - titled Oxford’s Hidden Histories. The redevelopment will see the Museum, which was partially closed in 2011, triple in size and increase the number of exhibits from 286 to around 750. It will tell the often-overlooked story of Oxford, its people and its communities through exhibits, objects and oral histories. The project aims to create an award-winning museum and events space in the centre of Oxford.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Mon - Sat 10:00-17:00 Last entry at 16:30 Sat 1000 -1700 Last entry 1630 Closed: Sundays and Public Holidays




  • Museums Association

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Education facilities available
  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Reception and lunch facilities for educational groups
  • Refreshments
  • Shop
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to some public areas

Facilities information:

School Resource Packs; Language School Work Sheets; Themed drop-in activities and special event days for all the family. Held during the school holidays.


  • Activities for pre-school children
  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Direct teaching services for schools
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Guided tours
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Primary school education service available
  • Printed/audio-visual information available for schools
  • Touch exhibits

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