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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 are able to accomodate your group on your preferred day of visit. Groups with 9 people or fewer do not have to book in advance and will not be charged for entry. 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

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 £1.50 per person and can last between 30 minutes to 2 hours depending on your group. You can make use of our family trails and backpacks to enhance your visit at no extra cost. 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 an hour in-between bookings to ensure the space isn’t too crowded e.g. 25 people booked into for 1pm and another 25 people booked in for 2pm.

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. Book your visit on Art Tickets.

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 on a regular basis for £4 per person. You can see when the next tours are by looking at our What’s On page or on Art Tickets. 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 15 spaces available on public tours, bespoke tours are more flexible.

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 accomodate 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. To arrange your visit, please contact the museum team via email or ring us on 01865 252334. Looking for somewhere to hire for an after-party? Have a look at our Venue Hire page.

How do I pay?

You can book your self-led group by visiting Art Tickets and selecting ‘Group Booking’. Alternatively you can pay on the day of your visit at the Gift Shop using card or cash. To book a bespoke visit or guided tour, please contact the museum in advance of your visit either via or on 01865 252334.

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.