Guided tour: Bread, beer and buttons – Victorian essentials

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Want a deeper dive into the history of Oxford and its people? Our expert guides will take you on their personalised highlights tour around the Museum, lasting 30 minutes-45 minutes with time for questions at the end.

Tours take place at least once a week. Each tour has a capacity of 10 people. We recommend the tours for adults and children aged 12+.

If you wish to have a guided tour outside of the times offered, please contact the museum team via email or ring us on 01865 252334. Please give us as much notice as possible when booking.

There is a maximum of 10 spaces available on public tours, bespoke tours are more flexible

Tour topics to choose from:

How William Morris transformed Oxford – 25 August, 22 September and 13 October

Bread, beer and buttons: Victorian essentials – 30 August, 6 September, 10 September (AM) and 4 October (PM)

This talented town – 1 September, 5 September, 10 September (PM) and 14 September

Peculiar to Oxford – 4 (AM) and 11 October, and 1 November

Access requirements

The Museum is fully accessible for wheelchair users and baby carriers. There is step-free, level entry access to the Town Hall is via the entrance closest to Carfax (to the left of the main steps as you face the Town Hall). Inside the Museum, Museum Makers is accessible via a platform lift and lift to the basement level. Accessible toilets are available in the Museum (close to Museum Makers) and in the Town Hall on the ground floor, before entering the Museum. Please contact the Museum team if you’d like to talk to a member of staff about your access requirements. Further access information can be found on our website:
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