As a museum devoted to telling the history of Oxford and its people, we strive to be led by our community and to be a home for our communities’ stories.

We work with our communities to share and learn more about their heritage or an aspect of Oxford’s history they’re interested in. The work we co-create in this process is showcased through events, exhibitions, and online on our City Stories website.

We are always seeking to build relationships with local groups and to introduce new audiences to our galleries. To get involved or to find out more, please contact us.

We have a programme of temporary exhibitions showcasing local community heritage. These exhibitions are co-created with community groups, who carry out the research and drive the decision making and curatorial process.

Actor and storyteller Amantha Edmead putting in decorative plates into a glass cabinet, as part of creating the West Indian/Caribbean living room installation.

Highlights of our community project work.

Members of the WOW SPACE group talk and create art during a Mixing Matters workshop at Blackbird Leys Adventure Playground

Have you got a project you would like to work with us on?

Museum on the Road tricycle at a community event Cutteslowe Park, displaying a pop-up Windrush Generations exhibition, and a family taking part in an arts activity led by the museum.

Do you run an event in your community that we could attend?

People visiting the Journeys to Oxford exhibition in the Town Hall Gallery

Some of our past exhibitions with our community partners.

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