Museum blog

Museum blog2021-08-18T14:29:45+01:00

This blog will explore the stories of objects and themes in the collection, give you behind-the-scenes insights into what staff and volunteers get up to, and delve into the lesser-known parts of the city’s history.

Alewives In Oxford: A History Of Female Brewing

30 January 2023|

🕑 11 min read In 1577, there was one alehouse for every 142 inhabitants per town. This novel business structure meant that women were able to participate in the industry. They became brewers, known as Alewives.

Ghost signs

17 October 2022|

🕑 4 min read Tracing Oxford’s history in its buildings

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