Museum of Oxford
Museum of Oxford
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Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The only museum all about Oxford. The Museum of Oxford tells the story of Oxford and its people through an exciting range of social history objects alongside interactive displays across two galleries. The Museum hosts a lively programme of regular events, including gallery tours, talks, city walking tours, family activities and late-night openings. We’re open Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm (closed on bank holidays).
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Nicci M
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Walk and learn!
    Thoroughly enjoyed the “Rivers, Meadow and Ford” walk. Mark was a knowledgeable guide and the walk was really interesting. Pace was comfortable (not too fast) and there was plenty to learn about on a route that I’ve walked many times before but will think about differently from now on. Thank you!
    Thank you for 5 stars and for taking the time to leave such a great review! We're pleased that you enjoyed the guided walk with Mark and learned something new about Oxford. Don't forget to check out our other walks if you're hungry for more walking and learning!
    Written April 10, 2024
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    Visited April 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written April 9, 2024
  • Carly Penney
    Colchester, United Kingdom448 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice history
    We recently visited MOX and it was a lovely small but interesting museum. We enjoyed walking around for about an hour. Has a cafe, giftshop, toilets etc. We donated £5 each for entry and the staff member thanked us and seemed really grateful so make sure you donate! Great to visit whilst in Oxford
    Thank you for leaving such a lovely review, Carly, we're so pleased you and your group had a good time visiting us! We may be small, but as you say, there's lots to learn about and you can easily spend an hour with us finding out all about Oxford. To reiterate our team member on your visit - thank you very much for leaving a donation! Every single donation really does help us to keep sharing Oxford's history with everyone.
    Written May 1, 2024
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    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 30, 2024
  • Lotty E
    London, United Kingdom8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous museum
    Fascinating museum with some lovely interactive displays telling the stories of the city and its people. A hidden gem just inside Oxford Town Hall. Friendly staff and volunteers added to the experience. Great shop at the entrance too!
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 15, 2024
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J0anne25
Oxford, UK48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
What a transformation. The refurbishment over the last couple of years brings the Museum back to life. With lots to see and do, discover Oxford, the people and places that made Oxford the City it is today. This visit was part of a school trip students aged approx. 14 years and they certainly got stuck in. Trying on clothes, digging for buried treasures, listening to stories and discovering so much more on the interactive table.
Although the Museum is small it is well worth a visit. The staff are friendly and informative, a great gift shop and only a short distance from Carfax. Our wheelchair user rated it very highly and found lots he could join in with.
Written November 14, 2021
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Hello J0anne25, Thank you so much for this review! We are really happy that you enjoyed it and that your students had a good time. We are really proud of it and getting reviews like this make it all worth while! Thanks again, The Museum team
Written November 24, 2021
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Jacqueline B
Bedford, UK858 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
What a gem of a hidden museum, so very interesting.
We particularly liked the table where we took each individual item off of a shelf, placed it on the table, and were told its significance to Oxford.
Can easily spend upwards of an hour here, very close to christ church college, so you would be able to do both in an afternoon.
Free entry, but we left a donation

Written March 2, 2023
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Lotty E
London, UK8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Fascinating museum with some lovely interactive displays telling the stories of the city and its people. A hidden gem just inside Oxford Town Hall. Friendly staff and volunteers added to the experience. Great shop at the entrance too!
Written May 16, 2024
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nessief
Worcester, UK1,386 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
What a gem and only donations requested. Very interesting exhibits in a fairly small space. We really enjoyed ourselves. We also enjoyed the Cafe in the surrounding Town Hall building. I must mention the lovely man who was manning the desk by the Town Hall entrance. So kind and helpful and a real fount of knowledge
Written June 24, 2022
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Andrew M
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
This Museum in the Town Hall is a hidden gem. S many times I have walked past and wanted to pop in. Well I found the time and it was really rewarding. So much I did not know, including the immigration to Oxford from South Wales. It's not huge, but free, and highly informative. Oxford is not just about the University.
Written July 17, 2022
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Daphne P
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Very enjoyable tour on Weds 24th April. Maurice was very entertaining, knowledgeable and passionate on his subject. Top tour seeing a different side of Oxford.
Written April 29, 2024
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Thanks for leaving such kind words about the Lost Streets of St Ebbes tour with Maurice East, Daphne! Maurice is such a fantastic guide, and we're glad you enjoyed seeing some of the hidden working-class history of Oxford. We hope to see you again on another of our Museum of Oxford Walks!
Written May 1, 2024
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OX12Glenn
Wantage, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Very interesting and informative guided walk led by Mark Davies, of the river and Christ Church meadow. Thank you very much!
Written April 3, 2024
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Thank you for the review and 5 stars! We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed the River, Meadow and Ford walk with Mark. We hope to see you again on one of our other guided walking tours!
Written April 4, 2024
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bob p
Oxford, UK269 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
A real treasure trove for children and adults alike. Really interesting introduction to the history of the city...not the University! Great set of guided walks on Wednesdays.
Written March 21, 2024
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Thank you for leaving such a lovely review! We think we're a great museum that everyone can enjoy :) We're excited for our walking tour series to begin again on Wednesday 3 April!
Written March 25, 2024
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Kate B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Fantastic museum - very family friendly. Great for adults and children alike. Lots of events, talks and walks available too. Will definitely be going back!
Written March 18, 2024
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Thank you for 5 stars and for leaving us a kind review! We're always excited to welcome new and returning visitors, especially to our exciting events. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit!
Written March 25, 2024
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Sam C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Family
Such a great experience! The staff & volunteers were very supportive and informative; the exhibitions are varied, well-presented and great at building curiousity; the resources for children are well designed and very helpful for parents; and as you walk in, the main museum space is both welcoming and calming.

Signage to exhibition room 2 could have been clearer - only criticism I can think of.
Written May 24, 2022
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