The new Museum is open. You can still check out our ‘Museum at home’ online and offline events and add to Oxford City Stories. In person events are also advertised on Art Tickets, our online ticket booking service.

See our featured events below or click the button to see the rest of our events, including current temporary exhibitions.

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The new Museum is open. You can still check out our ‘Museum at home’ online and offline events and adding to Oxford City Stories. In person events are also advertised here.

Choose from talks, exhibitions, family activities to try at home, and sharing your own City Story!

See our featured events below or you can go straight to our events calendar to search through all of our events or view them by day or month.

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Kings & Queens Family Day

30 May 1:30pm to 4:00pm

Celebrate the Jubilee in style at the Museum of Oxford with a range of royalty-themed crafts!

Sounds of Science

1 June 10:00am to 2:30pm

We are surrounded by sound in our everyday lives, but how often do we really think about it? This show explores how we make, hear and use sound and most importantly how we can enjoy it!

Volunteer drop-in

7 June 11:00am to 3:30pm

Pop along to the Museum to find out more about joining our friendly team of volunteers.

Inside Oxford Town Hall

11 June 11:00am to 12:00pm

Join the Museum of Oxford as we take you on a tour around Oxford’s magnificent Town Hall. You will see the Court Room, Council Chamber and the Lord Mayor's parlour.

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Temporary exhibitions

Our temporary exhibitions are curated and created together with community groups, artists, and researchers. You can see past exhibitions here, and current ones below.

An old family photo, showing a smiling father holding a small child who is eating a chocolate bar

من الأشياء العادية

Of Ordinary Things

A multi-artform exhibition featuring works by members of the Iraqi Women Art & War group. Iraqi Women Art and War (IWAW) is a women’s community group based in Oxford. It gives women who have been affected by conflict an opportunity to process their experiences and tell their stories through art. The pieces in this exhibition have been created by IWAW members. They aim to capture the everyday, the lives that people try to live in the shadow of conflict, and above all how women experience war. Until 24 September 2022.

مشروع المراة العراقية الفن و الحرب هي مجموعة مجتمعية نسائية مقرها في أكسفورد. المشروع يمنح النساء المتأثرات بالنزاع والحروب فرصة لمعالجة تجاربهن ورواية قصصهن من خلال الفن

تم إنشاء القطع في هذا المعرض من قبل أعضاء المرأة العراقية الفن و الحرب. إنهم يهدفون إلى تصوير بصورة فنية الحياة اليومية ، والحياة التي يحاول الناس أن يعيشوها في ظل الصراع و الحروب ، وقبل كل شيء كيف تعايشت النساء مع الحروب

Cardboard model of the Oxford Lesbian and Gay Community Centre, with corkboards with visitors' comments in the background

The Queer Geography of Oxford

A mixed media, interactive art piece highlighting the importance of past, present and future queer spaces in Oxford. Created by artist, writer and intersex rights campaigner and activist Valentino Vecchietti for the 2019 Queering Spires exhibition, this piece is temporarily re-displayed in Gallery 2. Until 31 May 2022.

Black and white photograph of early 20th century Cowley Rd

East Oxford Jukebox

Have fun with the jukebox where each postcard tells you a different story about the Cowley Road, its past and present. Plus a video highlighting stories of immigration to Florence Park. Please the Jukebox is located in Makers Space, our workshop and events space, and therefore access to this display may be restricted during events. Available until 31 December 2022.

Digital exhibitions

Our digital exhibitions feature fantastic local stories. Go to our Digital Exhibitions website, or click on the images below to view our featured exhibitions.

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