Visiting The Oxfordshire Museum | Oxfordshire County Council

Visiting The Oxfordshire Museum

The museum is situated in a beautiful 18th century house in the heart of Woodstock.

Opening hours

Day Opening hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10am - 5pm (last admission: 4.45pm)
Wednesday 10am - 5pm (last admission: 4.45pm)
Thursday 10am - 5pm (last admission: 4.45pm)
Friday 10am - 5pm (last admission: 4.45pm)
Saturday 10am - 5pm (last admission: 4.45pm)
Sunday 2 - 5pm (last admission: 4.45pm)

Please note: the museum will close at 4.30pm, Tuesday to Friday from 31 October 2017 - 2 March 2018.

Late night opening and special events 

The museum will be open until 8pm on the first Thursday of May, June, July, August and September in 2017. There will be special events planned for these evenings. 

Bank holiday

On bank holiday Mondays, the museum is open from 12noon - 5pm.

Where to find us

The Oxfordshire Museum
Fletcher's House
Park Street
OX20 1SN
Map directions

Tel: 01993 814106

School visits contact: Learning and Access Team
Tel: 01865 300639

Museum Curator: Carol Anderson
Tel: 01993 814105

Take a virtual tour of our beautiful museum. Please note: the Visitor Information Centre is no longer available.

Entry to this museum is free.

Transport information

  • By car: via A44 Oxford to Evesham. Free public car park located in Hensington Road and limited free street parking.
  • By bus: S3 from Oxford city centre. 242 from Witney.

Access for people with disabilities

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.

Museum garden cafe

Call in and enjoy a refreshing drink, delicious sandwiches, home-made cakes or a light snack.

  • Open Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm
  • Sunday 2pm – 5pm
  • Last orders 4.45pm

Reception and museum gift shop

Our museum shop sells a great selection of dinosaur toys, educational games, books, gifts, greetings cards, handmade jewellery and exhibition-related items.

Museum 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.

Dinosaur garden and interactive dinosaur gallery

In the garden meet our life-size megalosaur - as big as a bus! You can also:

  • explore our new garden with its Jurassic plants
  • see the 168 million-year-old dinosaur footprints excavated from Ardley Quarry in Oxfordshire
  • follow dinosaur activity trails

In the Interactive Gallery you can:

  • feed the dinosaurs
  • dress-up
  • enjoy the puppet theatre
  • discover fossils, facts and quizzes
  • learn about The Shire of the dinosaur.

Coach House Education Centre

Coach House Education Centre

The education centre can cater for meetings, conferences, functions, school workshops, children's and family holiday events and adult learning classes. It seats up to 60 (lecture-style) and can also be hired for meetings and other functions.

Booking and charges

Tel: 01993 814103

Learning Centre

Here you can discover more about the objects on display in the museum or go online to find out more about your heritage. Please book at reception.

Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museumsofo logo

The Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum is located on the same site as the Oxfordshire Museum. Discover stories of Oxfordshire's county and conflict at home and abroad, experience new and exciting ideas through a changing exhibition and lecture programme. For further information visit: 

Last reviewed
01 October 2016

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