Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum – Conflict and County, telling the stories of the region’s military heritage and its people

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SOFO offers its visitors engaging and immersive experiences through both changing exhibitions and permanent galleries, which include a recreated Great War trench, a mock up section of a D-Day Horsa Glider and a range of interactive exhibits.

Our galleries take visitors through the life of a 21st century soldier, the Blood and War of the frontline, and shed light on the ‘Secret War’ of espionage operations. Discover the story of Winston Churchill in the Queens Own Oxfordshire Hussars and that of the liberation of Bergen-Belsen by the Oxfordshire Yeomanry, as well as a look at the experiences of prisoners of war, in Oxfordshire and abroad.

For younger ones, we offer an under-fives den, Kids Art Cart, trails and quizzes as well as dress up, feely boxes and code breaking!

SOFO offers an ongoing events calendar; including lectures for military history enthusiasts, drop in arts and crafts activities for families, a Saturday Kids Club and family history days. Please visit our website for our full events listings, opening times and admission prices.

Oxfordshire Remembers 1914-18 Part II

Running until 2nd December 2018 is Oxfordshire Remembers 1914-18 Part II. Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, SOFO’s closing exhibition on the Centenary of the Great War charts the impact of the war for Oxfordshire during 1916-1918 and the key moments for the county’s two regiments. Using narratives and artefacts previously untold and unseen, the exhibition will blend personal and world accounts of the First World War.

During this exciting new exhibition we will be opening a drop in Research Desk for visitors to talk to staff and volunteers about what we can do to help you find more about relatives who served in Oxfordshire regiments during the Great War and beyond.

Plus, visit us on Thursdays throughout Oxfordshire Remembers when we drop out usual ticket prices and visit both our permanent and temporary displays for just the cost of a donation!

Kids Birthday Parties at SOFO

Led by our party specialists, 1 hour 30 mins of games, activities, trails and ‘make-and-takes’ inspired by our unique collections!  Choose from a range of themes to suit your child aged 6-10. £10 per child. Min 8 children, max 12. Optional extra 30 mins to host your own birthday tea, FREE of charge. Alternatively, ask about our food boxes, plus fun-packed party bags! education@sofo.org.uk

Click here for the SOFO Brochure 2017-18

Opening times
TUE-SAT: 10.00am -5.00pm
SUN: 2.00pm-5.00pm
Tel: 01993 810 210
Address: Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum, Park Street, Woodstock, OX20 1SN
Website: www.sofo.org.uk

The Soldiers of Oxfordshire Trust is a registered charity (No. 1145408)

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