Exhibitions, events and talks at the Oxfordshire Museum

Admissions to exhibitions at the Oxfordshire Museum is free.

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For a full range of all the events please read the The Oxfordshire Museum leaflet (pdf format, 258 KB)

Tokens of Love

9 January – 13 March

Explores the Valentine from the 1840s onwards, including novelty and satirical pieces, and cards from the Shell Advertising Art Collection. Alongside are objects used as love tokens, from bobbins and corset stays to rings and photographs, via smocks and samplers.

The Stuff Collective – Metamorphosis

13 February – 13 March

Following their popular exhibition in 2013 seven artists  return with work exploring change and transformation.

Oxford Art Society - Celebrating 125 Years

19 March – 10 April

The OAS annual Members’ Exhibition will be showing and selling work by artists living and working in and around Oxford.

This selected exhibition features elected Members' work by Painters, Sculptors and Print Makers.

21C Group

23 April – 22 May

Oxfordshire’s “21st Century group” is one of the county’s longest established art groups. Painting always in oils the group members share a passion for composition and colour management that gives their diverse styles a clear harmony.

Museum talks

Friends of The Oxfordshire Museum

Regular lectures and talks are held by this registered charity which supports the work of the museum. Information about our lecture programme and autumn talks.

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Saturday Talks in conjunction with the Tokens of Love exhibition

  • 6 February 2016 
    Courtly Love by TV broadcaster and writer Janina Ramirez
    2.30 - 4.30pm
  • 20 February 2016
    The Loves of the Unicorn by Juliette Wood of the Folklore Society and lecturer at Cardiff University.
    2.30 - 4.30pm
  • 5 March 2016
    A Garden Enclosed by Michael Brown, Medieval garden designer and lecturer.
    2.30 - 4.30pm

Tickets £7, available from the museum
Tel: 01993 814106 for more information or to buy a ticket

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Victorian Oxfordshire Gallery


Discover life in Victorian times in our latest permanent gallery. Learn about Queen Victoria, the Great Exhibition, houses and homes, schools, religion, past times, farming and sanitation - don't miss the talking toilet! See education.

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Exciting new 3D exhibit


Now open in the Introductory Gallery is an exciting new 3D display of treasures acquired through the portable antiques scheme. This imaginative approach using innovative technology brings these small and intricate objects to life.

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Children's activities


Family backpacks, trails, workshops and craft activities for children and families.

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Those were the days - reminiscence sessions

Do you have memories of Woodstock and the surrounding villages? We have started a monthly group for people to meet up, reminisce about the old days and share memories.

Meetings are at 2pm – 4pm at The Coach House Learning Centre, The Oxfordshire Museum. Cost is £1 per person. Tea and coffee will be served. Events, dates and more information.

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Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum 

Exhibitions, events and activities at the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum.


Last reviewed
09 December 2015
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