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Group visits at the Museum of Oxford

We love to welcome groups of all ages into the Museum. If your group has 10 or more people then we ask that you book at least 7 days in advance to ensure we can accommodate your group on your preferred day of visit. Please note that students under 18 must be accompanied by one adult per 10 students.

What are my options?

  • Self-led tours
  • Guided tours
  • Bespoke visit

All options can be booked using our group booking form below.

Self-led tours

This is a great way to have a relaxed first visit to the Museum. You are free to explore the galleries and play with the interactives at your own pace. It costs £2 per person and can last between 30 minutes to 2 hours depending on your group. The maximum number of people we can have on a self-led tour at one time is 25 people. If you have more than 25 people in your group, please allow 30 minutes in between bookings to ensure the space isn’t too crowded e.g. 25 people booked in for 1 pm and another 25 people booked in for 1.30 pm.

Please note: the group size is the total number of visitors e.g. you would pay for students and anyone supervising their visit. Please ensure to include this when booking otherwise you may be charged extra on the day. This is an all-inclusive charge (booking and administration fees).

Self-led group visits are free for schools and FE colleges in Oxfordshire. Please see our Schools page for more information.

We have an Oxford Trough Time downloadable worksheet that you can print and bring with you. We can also arrange for copies to be printed, and be available ready for your arrival; this costs £1 per copy and we will need 7 days’ notice to make the arrangements.

Guided tours

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 45 minutes-1 hour. We offer guided tours for groups of up to 10 for £40 (£4 per person). Please check with the museum and give us at least 14 days notice when booking in order to arrange availability with our guides.

Bespoke visit

Fancy having MOX to yourself? Want a bespoke tour focused on all things blue in the collection? Get in touch with an idea of your ideal group visit and we’ll do our best to accommodate your requirements. Prices vary depending on times, dates and requirements. In the past we have given an after-hours tour of the Oxford Town Hall, hosted private celebrations and given bespoke tours of the Museum galleries. Looking for somewhere to hire for an after-party? Have a look at our Venue Hire page.

How do I pay?

Once you have filled in our group booking online form below we will send a confirmation email with a link to book and pay.

House rules

We hope that you enjoy your time here and learn more about Oxford’s rich history. While you are on-site, we ask all visitors to follow our house rules. These rules are in place to make your visit as pleasant as possible and to ensure the safety of our exhibitions and objects. They are obligatory for all visitors.

Group booking enquiry

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