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 (Open 12noon - 5pm on bank holiday Mondays)
Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm (last admission: 4.45pm)
Sunday 2pm - 5pm (last admission: 4.45pm)

Entry

Entry to this museum is free.

Where to find us

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

Getting here

  • 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

Access for people with disabilities

The public areas of the museum are fully accessible to non-motorised wheelchair users. If you have any specific needs please contact us.

Fully accessible areas

  • The ground floor
  • The Garden gallery
  • Victorian gallery
  • Introducing Oxfordshire gallery
  • Countryside and Woodland galleries
  • Innovations gallery
  • The Garden Cafe
  • The gift shop
  • Garden
  • The museum has an adapted toilet.

About the museum

Take a virtual tour of our beautiful museum.

Please note: the Visitor Information Centre is no longer available.

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 2pm – 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.

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 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
  • dress-up
  • 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.

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 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: www.sofo.org.uk 

Become a Friend of The Oxfordshire Museum

The Friends of The Oxfordshire Museum is a charitable organisation set up to support The Oxfordshire Museum through volunteering, fundraising, financial support and the purchasing of artefacts for the museums collection.

Friends enjoy many benefits including monthly lectures and regular outings. For more information about events and how to join go to www.friendsoftom.co.uk