Plan your visit

Opening hours and facilities at the Oxfordshire Museum.

Building maintenance

Our Anglo Saxon gallery is currently undergoing essential maintenance. Public access to the gallery may be restricted at this time. 

The gallery will be closed Thursday 13 June. 

Free admission. Last admission 4.45pm.

Monday Closed
Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 2pm - 5pm


We’re working hard to welcome everyone to the museum but because our building is old, there are some things you may find useful to know. Take a look at our accessibility information and our floor plan (.pdf format 791 KB) to help you plan your visit.

See what’s on

Uncover hidden treasures in our exhibitions, discover new talents in our interactive workshops and be inspired by local craftsmen and women. There’s so much to explore with us. We always have something fun for little ones too.

Our cafe and garden

Refuel with sandwiches and light lunches. We offer a mouthwatering selection of locally produced treats. Relax in our wonderful garden and don’t forget to try and spot our resident dinosaur. 
In the summer, have a picnic or play it cool in our café, decking areas or shaded garden spots.

Join us in our cafe

The coach house

The coach house is a dedicated events and activities space available for private hire. Capable of seating 60 people lecture style, and with a recently upgraded audio visual system, this room has everything you need for an event, activity or talk. Contact us for booking enquiries.

Exhibition galleries

Our temporary exhibition galleries are available to hire. The galleries are an ideal space to display your works of creativity. Contact us for more information and booking enquiries.

Our other sites and local attractions

The museum resource centre

The museum resource centre accessible by appointment. The centre is a treasure trove of stored collections and conservation studios. Access is available for research appointments, tours, talks and collections-based sessions. 

View our collections.

Swalcliffe Barn

Experience one of the finest medieval barns in the country. The barn is open seasonally. The Swalcliffe Society, who open the barn on behalf of the museum, provide private tours on request. 

Opening times for 2024: 5 May – 29 September, Sundays and Bank Holidays 2pm-5pm. Email

Visit Swalcliffe Barn.

Bishops Palace

Built by the Bishop of Winchester in the 12th and 13th centuries, the Bishops Palace is a fascinating open archaeological site accessible during the week and by special appointment.

Visit Bishops Palace.

Woodstock library

Visit the library on the ground floor of the museum to continue your exploration of Oxfordshire’s history. Opening hours are the same as the museum.

Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum

The museum is located on the same site. Discover stories of conflict at home and abroad. Admission charges apply.