The Oxfordshire Museum

The Oxfordshire Museum open again and we can’t wait to welcome our visitors. The garden and almost all the galleries are open. The Garden Café is open for take aways. Step back in time to the nostalgic 80’s in our 1980s Britain exhibition. Remember tiswas, Rentaghost, Spitting Image  and Thriller when hair was big and shoulder pads even bigger! free admission.

Also visit our Facebook page @oxonmuseum to see our TOM-ART online children’s craft activities every Tuesday – perfect for the holidays.

Visit our website for full details on visiting us

A large 18th-century house in the heart of the  historic town of Woodstock provides a home for the County’s collections. Touring exhibitions, a stunning garden, Museum shop and café complement the permanent displays.

The Museum is bigger than you might think with eleven galleries displaying art, archaeology, local and natural history. Explore the County’s innovative industries from nanotechnology to nuclear power and its past from the Jurassic to the Victorian period and beyond.

The award winning contemporary Garden Gallery and original Brew House provide a dramatic space, where visitors can enjoy a varied and lively programme of colourful exhibitions. Throughout the seasons visitors can enjoy the  changing landscape of the walled garden, a peaceful tranquil escape from the busy town.  Don’t miss the Dinosaur Garden  with Jurassic planting, including the rare Wollemi Pine, and life  size Megalosaur –  as big as a bus!

The Oxfordshire Museum is pleased to welcome visitors with disabilities. The public areas of the museum are fully accessible and the museum has an adapted toilet. If you have any specific needs please do not hesitate to contact us on 01993 814106.

The Oxfordshire Museum Cafe
Enjoy a welcoming atmosphere and friendly service in our light and airy Museum Café. With beautiful views of the garden you can enjoy homemade cakes, light snacks, children’s lunch boxes, fresh coffee, a selection of teas and soft drinks.

The garden
The museum’s attractively landscaped gardens are the ideal location for morning coffee, a light lunch or afternoon tea on the terrace or for just relaxing with children and friends.

There is always something to delight from our carpet of early spring bulbs round the ancient chestnut tree in February to our annual summer exhibition of sculpture by local artists. The garden is a fabulous setting for wedding photographs – please telephone 01993 814103 for more information.

The Coach House Room Hire
Room hire from £30, for lectures, meetings and social events.
Refreshments available if required.
For enquiries contact Clare: Telephone: 01993 814104 or email:

Park Street, Woodstock, OX20 1SN
01993 814106

Opening Times
Tuesday to Saturday: 10am – 5pm,
Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays 2pm – 5pm.
Last admission 4.45pm.
Closed Mondays

Please note that the Visitor Information Point is no longer based at the museum and the nearest one is now in Witney.