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.

Sewage, Cholera and moving Parliament to Oxford

12 June 2023|

🕑 7 min read In 18th century Britain, many towns underwent rapid expansion, which resulted in widespread public concern around the appearance of urban surroundings. In Oxford, one such issue was the draining systems and sewage disposal, which before the late 18th century, mainly involved collection from domestic cesspits and drainage via open gutters, often in the middle of the streets.

What’s on mailing list

Be the first to find out what’s on at MOX, including exclusive offers and sneak peeks behind-the-scenes.

Go to Top