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Jul 1, 2019
“Very interesting for a quick visit”
Jan 25, 2019
“Small but Interesting and Worth a Visit”
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Explore Oxford, at the Museum of Oxford, presents the city's past and present in two very different spaces. Exploring the past, visitors can have a look around a Victorian Office and see how the city has developed over the past 3000 years...more
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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Reviewed July 1, 2019 via mobile

It is very small, just 1 room of fantastically well presented objects. Just pop in a visit it. 30 minutes will suffice. The maps of Oxford city through the years are great.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank 380bridgett
Reviewed February 22, 2019

I had hoped for some overview of the history of Oxford but there were just a few haphazard cases of artifacts. Hopefully once the refurb is done and the museum is back as it should be it will be better. The best bit was the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 25, 2019

When we went into the museum one of the volunteer ladies was about to leave as it was the end of her shift. As she had already started talking to us she stayed to show us around. She explained the displays, and pictures, and took...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Nigel H
Reviewed February 8, 2018

There is a good overview here of the history of the city, and some interesting artefacts, but it is only really a couple of rooms so didn't take us all that long to get round it. We didn't speak to her but overheard an obviously...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank EH-in-York
Reviewed February 5, 2018 via mobile

Small museum that shows how Oxford has developed over the years and an insight into victorian life. In another part of the museum is a virtual trip through the streets of Oxford, which is interesting.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank rayrest
Reviewed November 29, 2017

Only 2 rooms but lots of information here. The guide is very welcoming and explains the displays well. Make a point of looking at the dated maps which show the development of Oxford.More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Superb1960
MuseumOfOxford, Manager at Museum of Oxford, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2018

Dear underwhelmed2015 Many thanks for your review and fantastic to hear that your enjoyed visiting. Our volunteers in the museum do a great job of welcoming visitors and helping them to explore. The Museum of Oxford is about to embark on a large scale redevelopment...More

Reviewed October 11, 2017

The Museum of Oxford is essentially just a small wing of the Town Hall, but manages to pack plenty into its small space through clever curation and display. There's some great local history items such as the mace and various cups and trophies, as well...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank MattyLion
MuseumOfOxford, Manager at Museum of Oxford, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2017

Dear MattyLion, Thank you very much for your review! We are so glad that you enjoyed Explore Oxford and the virtual bike ride. We think it is pretty excellent too and our Jukebox in the gallery is a great way to interact with Oxford's past....More

Reviewed July 24, 2017

The Museum is part of the town hall and made up of two small rooms plus a gallery. The gallery had some really interesting exhibits in, with an international slant of "arriving at Oxford". It told the story of people who had moved here to...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank S B
MuseumOfOxford, Manager at Museum of Oxford, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2017

Dear S B, Thank you so much for your review and for visiting the Museum of Oxford. Being described as small but interesting is great, and we appreciate your review of our 'Journeys to Oxford' exhibition. We are hoping to keep on working with communities...More

Reviewed June 22, 2017

This is small but very interesting museum giving another take on Oxford life apart from the University. Take time to read the notes on exhibits and you will find very worthwhile All credit to the City Council to continue to celebrate the life of the...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Davidhatton
Reviewed February 21, 2017

Nice little museum but not well signposted or advertised from outside. Would not have noticed it as it is inside the oxford town hall building. Good interactive virtual tour of oxford for kids on a small screen in first room. Staff very friendly.

Date of experience: February 2017
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