Special exhibitions

Our temporary exhibitions are curated and created together with community groups, artists, and researchers. You can see past exhibitions here, and current ones below.

Oxford Digs In: our food stories
7 October 2023 – 29 June 2024

Discover how food can connect us with one another and the world around us. In this special exhibition, we dig into local and global food stories. 

Working closely with local community groups, this project is exploring the journey ‘from farm to fork’. This encompasses the history of growing food in allotments, the making of famous Oxford foods, the selling of food in local shops and markets, and the cultural practices such as special occasion foods, feasts and gatherings, methods of cooking and preserving food.

See photos and objects showing how we have grown, harvested, foraged, made, preserved and enjoyed food over the years. Add your own voice: what are your food stories?

Dates and opening hours

7 October 2023 to 29 June 2024, Museum of Oxford, Town Hall, St Aldates, Oxford OX1 1BX. Open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm. Admission by voluntary donation.

Green background with the words 'Oxford Digs in Our Food Stories'. Outline of a person 'bailing' spaghetti.

The Jukebox

Have fun with the jukebox where each postcard comes alive with images and sounds, telling a variety of stories from our city. Currently on display: “Alice in Oxford”, sharing the story of the real Alice behind the world-famous children’s book.

Black and white photograph of Alice Liddell as a young woman

Digital exhibitions

Our digital exhibitions feature fantastic local stories. Go to our Digital Exhibitions website, or click on the images below to view our featured exhibitions.

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