Directions and opening times for Oxfordshire History Centre

Directions, opening times and key safety changes.

To book, please visit our Book a Seat page.

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)

Updated opening hours

We recommend that all visitors book a seat before visiting. There will be two sessions per day with a maximum of nine places in each session. 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 1pm - 4.30pm
Wednesday 9.30am - 1pm and 1pm - 4.30pm
Thursday 9.30am - 1pm and 1pm - 4.30pm
Friday Closed
Saturday 9.30am - 1pm and 1pm - 4.30pm (alternate weeks only)
Sunday Closed

We are closed on bank holidays and bank holiday weekends.


We will be opening on the following dates:

  • 16 October
  • 30 October 
  • 13 November 
  • 27 November 
  • 11 December 
  • 8 January

Reception café

Our café facilities are currently unavailable, but you're welcome to use the reception area to eat your own refreshments.