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Directions and opening times for Oxfordshire History Centre

Directions and opening times.

How to find us

The centre is based in Cowley, about three miles from the centre of Oxford and just off the eastern ring road. There is limited free parking.

Oxfordshire History Centre
St Luke's Church
Temple Road

Google map directions

Buses run every few minutes from:

Oxford city centre:
5 (Oxford Bus Company);
1 and 10 (Stagecoach),

Oxford railway station:
5 (Oxford Bus Company)
1 (Stagecoach)

Opening hours 

We recommend that all visitors book a seat in advance before visiting. There are two sessions per day. You may book both sessions if you want to stay the whole or most of a day. 

Day Time of sessions
Monday Closed
Tuesday 9.30am - 1pm and 1 - 4.30pm
Wednesday 9.30am - 1pm and 1 - 4.30pm
Thursday 9.30am - 1pm and 1 - 4.30pm
Friday Closed
Saturday 9.30am - 1pm and 1 - 4.30pm (alternate weeks only)
Sunday Closed

We are closed on bank holidays and bank holiday weekends.


We will be open on the following Saturdays:

  • 13 May
  • 20 May
  • 3 June
  • 17 June
  • 1 July
  • 15 July
  • 29 July
  • 12 August
  • 2 September
  • 16 September
  • 20 September

Reception cafe

We have a cafe selling a small selection of hot and cold drinks and pre-packed snacks. Visitors are welcome to eat their lunch in the reception area.