Visiting

Find us

Travelling here

  • By bus: Via Gloucester Green bus station. Many local buses stop on St Aldate’s road.

  • By bike: There are bike racks near Carfax on Queens Street and 10 bike rings you can use attached to the Town Hall.

  • By car: If you need to take the car we recommend using the Park and Ride.

Opening times

We're currently closed.
Monday
10:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday
10:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday
10:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday
10:00am – 5:00pm
Friday
10:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday
10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday
Closed

Contact us

Your visit

General Admission

No need to pre-book your admission, just come along and pay what you can on arrival. At busy times you many need to wait or return later in the day. For groups of 10 or more people, we require advance booking.  We may not be able to accommodate a group visit if not booked in advance.

Audio Tours

Immerse yourself in Oxford’s history using your smart device with one of our self-guided audio tours, available to purchase from the Museum Shop when you arrive. Discover standout stories from Oxford’s past on our Highlights Tour, and embark on an audio quest to uncover the secret treasure on our Family Tour. Available from Monday 12 February 2024.

Access at MOX

The Museum of Oxford aims to make everyone’s visit enjoyable and does everything it can to ensure a welcoming experience to the widest possible audience.

Your visit

General Admission

No need to pre-book your admission, just come along and pay what you can on arrival. At busy times you many need to wait or return later in the day.

For groups of 10 or more people, we require advance booking.  We may not be able to accommodate a group visit if not booked in advance.

Audio Tours

Immerse yourself in Oxford’s history using your smart device with one of our self-guided audio tours, available to purchase from the Museum Shop when you arrive. Discover standout stories from Oxford’s past on our Highlights Tour, and embark on an audio quest to uncover the secret treasure on our Family Tour. Available from Monday 12 February 2024.

Two children listening at a post. One is wearing an orange backpack and the other is wearing a floral hat

Access at MOX

The Museum of Oxford aims to make everyone’s visit enjoyable and does everything it can to ensure a welcoming experience to the widest possible audience.

Current exhibition:

Oxford Digs In: Our Food Stories
7 October – 29 June 2024

Discover how food can connect us with one another and the world around us. In this special exhibition, we dig into local and global food stories. 

Working closely with local community groups, this project is exploring the journey ‘from farm to fork’. This encompasses the history of growing food in allotments, the making of famous Oxford foods, the selling of food in local shops and markets, and the cultural practices such as special occasion foods, feasts and gatherings, methods of cooking and preserving food.

See photos and objects showing how we have grown, harvested, foraged, made, preserved and enjoyed food over the years. Add your own voice: what are your food stories?

Dates and opening hours

7 October 2023 to 29 June 2024, Museum of Oxford, Town Hall, St Aldates, Oxford OX1 1BX. Open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm. Admission by voluntary donation.

Gift shop

The Museum of Oxford’s gift shop stocks hundreds of exciting and unique products. Many are locally sourced and include arts and crafts from local producers. We hold a range of books about local history as well as postcards and gifts. The perfect end to your visit!

Group visits

Planning on bringing a group to visit the Museum? Find out all the options available to you on our Group visits page.

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