The Oxfordshire Museum is open
The Oxfordshire Museum reopened on Wednesday 12 August.
To ensure we can clean the museum before we open each day, as well as at intervals during the day, we have changed our opening hours to:
- Wednesday to Saturday: 11am-5pm (last admission is 4.30pm)
- Sunday: 2-5pm (last admission is 4.30pm)
- Monday and Tuesday: closed.
We require you to wear a face covering during your visit and we will ask you to complete a 'test and trace' form on arrival.
To ensure that everyone can practise social distancing, a new one-way system will be used to get around the site.
We may also need to ask visitors to wait a short time before they can be admitted. You can help keep us all safe by ensuring that there are no more than three people or one ‘bubble’ in a gallery at a time.
You can sanitise regularly at the sanitiser stations placed around the museum during your visit.
We are unable to open our toilets for visitors, but the public toilets just round the corner in Brown’s Lane, are open as normal. Don’t forget your 20p.
The museum cafe is open for 'take-aways'.
We’re Good To Go
We’ve been awarded the “We’re Good To Go” mark by visitbritain.com which means we’ve taken the necessary measures and are operating in line with the Government guidelines and Public Health guidance. So you can be confident when visiting our museum we have done all we can to keep you safe.
The Oxfordshire Museum
The museum is situated in an 18th century house in the heart of Woodstock.
We have extended our spring exhibition 1980s Britain: Money Changes Everything until Sunday 6 September.
Most of our interactives can still be enjoyed, but we’ll remind you to use the hand sanitiser provided before and after you play. New trails and quizzes will be added for you to enjoy.
|Wednesday||11am - 5pm (last admission 4.30pm)|
|Thursday||11am - 5pm (last admission 4.30pm)|
|Friday||11am - 5pm (last admission 4.30pm)|
|Saturday||11am - 5pm (last admission 4.30pm)|
|Sunday||2 - 5pm (last admission 4.30pm)|
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
The public areas of the museum are fully accessible to non-motorised wheelchair users. If you have any specific needs please contact us.
We are unable to open our toilets for use by visitors, but the public toilets just round the corner in Brown’s Lane, are open as normal. Don’t forget your 20p.
More about the museum
Woodstock Library is located on the ground floor of the museum. The library is open for browsing, borrowing and returning books. Library opening hours are the same as the museum
Museum garden cafe
The museum café will be serving sandwiches and light lunches, and offering our usual delicious cakes, scones and other treats. At the moment we aren’t able to provide indoor service, but there’s plenty of seating outside from which you can enjoy the garden with its colourful summer planting.
Reception and museum gift shop
The shop has new stock, including an excellent range of gifts and greetings cards. For the present we are only able to take card payments. Although your cash is still welcome in our donation boxes!
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
Sadly, the Dinosaur Gallery is closed.
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
CANCELLED - Oxfordshire Craft Guild Christmas Exhibition
Saturday 14 Nov 2020, 11.00am - Sunday 3 Jan 2021, 5.00pm