Uncover the real Oxford.

The Museum of Oxford is the only museum dedicated to telling the story of Oxford and its people.

Here at MOX, we have undergone a significant redevelopment, restoring the Victorian grandeur of the building and reimagining how we tell this city’s fascinating tales.

We have two new galleries which show the changing story of Oxford through its history and people. From football to fairgrounds, marmalade to Morris Motors, patron saints to pubs, barges, bones, and all types of quirky customs—there’s something for everyone. A new space, called Museum Makers, encourages school children and communities to engage with our learning programme in a fun, informal space.

Through collection items, video, audio, and interactive displays, the exhibitions uncover what makes Oxford such a special place to live, work and study.
It’s a great place for locals to explore their community stories and for visitors to discover our amazing city.

The Museum is now open, Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm and there is no need to pre-book, just come along and pay what you can on arrival. Please go to our Plan your visit page under Visiting for more information. To read more about the Museum of Oxford’s history (yes, we have been going for over 40 years)  please read our blog post. Want a chronological timeline of the city’s history? Check out our History of Oxford Interactive Timeline which has been created by staff and volunteers.

Gallery 1 in the Museum of Oxford

The Museum of Oxford has received support and funding from the National Heritage Lottery Fund (who kindly contributed £1.9 million towards the project), Oxford City Council, and Arts Council England to help with the redevelopment. We are also very grateful to the major donors, trusts and foundations, companies, and individuals who have given significant financial support towards the capital campaign. To read about our funders for the Oxford’s Hidden Histories project, visit our Support Us pages.

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