The Oxfordshire Museum
The museum is situated in the heart of Woodstock.
The museum is situated in a beautiful 18th century house in the heart of Woodstock.
|Monday||Closed (Open 12 - 5pm on bank holiday Mondays)|
|Saturday||10am-5pm (last admission: 4.45pm)|
|Sunday||2-5pm (last admission: 4.45pm)|
Entry to this museum is free.
Accessibility and access
- The ground floor
- The Garden gallery
- Victorian gallery
- Introducing Oxfordshire gallery
- Countryside and Woodland galleries
- Innovations gallery
- The Garden Cafe
- The gift shop
- Adapted toilet
The public areas of the museum are fully accessible to non-motorised wheelchair users. If you have any specific needs please contact us.
More about the museum
Please note: the Visitor Information Centre is no longer available.
The temporary library will be located on ground floor.
Library services include books, public access internet, activities, printing and photocopying.
Museum garden cafe
Meet friends and enjoy the tranquil surroundings of the Garden Cafe.
Relax with hot or cold drinks, light lunches, snacks and delicious moth watering cakes and bakes.
- Open Tuesday – Friday 10am – 4.30pm
- Saturday 10am - 5pm
- Sunday 2 – 5pm
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.
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 contact us 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
- enjoy the puppet theatre
- discover fossils, facts and quizzes
- learn about The Shire of the dinosaur.
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.
Please contact us for more information.
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 Museum
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:
- 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. www.travelinesoutheast.org.uk
Tel: 01993 814106