Museum of Oxford
Museum of Oxford
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The only museum all about Oxford. The Museum of Oxford tells the story of Oxford and its people through an exciting range of social history objects alongside interactive displays across two galleries. The Museum hosts a lively programme of regular events, including gallery tours, talks, city walking tours, family activities and late-night openings. We’re open Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm (closed on bank holidays).
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Nicci M
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Walk and learn!
    Thoroughly enjoyed the “Rivers, Meadow and Ford” walk. Mark was a knowledgeable guide and the walk was really interesting. Pace was comfortable (not too fast) and there was plenty to learn about on a route that I’ve walked many times before but will think about differently from now on. Thank you!
    Thank you for 5 stars and for taking the time to leave such a great review! We're pleased that you enjoyed the guided walk with Mark and learned something new about Oxford. Don't forget to check out our other walks if you're hungry for more walking and learning!
    Written 10 April 2024
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    Visited April 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 9 April 2024
  • Carly Penney
    Colchester, United Kingdom448 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice history
    We recently visited MOX and it was a lovely small but interesting museum. We enjoyed walking around for about an hour. Has a cafe, giftshop, toilets etc. We donated £5 each for entry and the staff member thanked us and seemed really grateful so make sure you donate! Great to visit whilst in Oxford
    Thank you for leaving such a lovely review, Carly, we're so pleased you and your group had a good time visiting us! We may be small, but as you say, there's lots to learn about and you can easily spend an hour with us finding out all about Oxford. To reiterate our team member on your visit - thank you very much for leaving a donation! Every single donation really does help us to keep sharing Oxford's history with everyone.
    Written 1 May 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 April 2024
  • Lotty E
    London, United Kingdom8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous museum
    Fascinating museum with some lovely interactive displays telling the stories of the city and its people. A hidden gem just inside Oxford Town Hall. Friendly staff and volunteers added to the experience. Great shop at the entrance too!
    Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5-star review, Lotty! We're delighted that you enjoyed your visit and that our wonderful staff and volunteers provided a warm and welcoming experience. We hope to see you again soon!
    Written 20 May 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 May 2024
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Lotty E
London, UK8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Fascinating museum with some lovely interactive displays telling the stories of the city and its people. A hidden gem just inside Oxford Town Hall. Friendly staff and volunteers added to the experience. Great shop at the entrance too!
Written 16 May 2024
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Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5-star review, Lotty! We're delighted that you enjoyed your visit and that our wonderful staff and volunteers provided a warm and welcoming experience. We hope to see you again soon!
Written 20 May 2024
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Carly Penney
Colchester, UK448 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We recently visited MOX and it was a lovely small but interesting museum. We enjoyed walking around for about an hour. Has a cafe, giftshop, toilets etc.
We donated £5 each for entry and the staff member thanked us and seemed really grateful so make sure you donate! Great to visit whilst in Oxford
Written 30 April 2024
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Thank you for leaving such a lovely review, Carly, we're so pleased you and your group had a good time visiting us! We may be small, but as you say, there's lots to learn about and you can easily spend an hour with us finding out all about Oxford. To reiterate our team member on your visit - thank you very much for leaving a donation! Every single donation really does help us to keep sharing Oxford's history with everyone.
Written 1 May 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Daphne P
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Very enjoyable tour on Weds 24th April. Maurice was very entertaining, knowledgeable and passionate on his subject. Top tour seeing a different side of Oxford.
Written 29 April 2024
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Thanks for leaving such kind words about the Lost Streets of St Ebbes tour with Maurice East, Daphne! Maurice is such a fantastic guide, and we're glad you enjoyed seeing some of the hidden working-class history of Oxford. We hope to see you again on another of our Museum of Oxford Walks!
Written 1 May 2024
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Nicci M
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Thoroughly enjoyed the “Rivers, Meadow and Ford” walk. Mark was a knowledgeable guide and the walk was really interesting. Pace was comfortable (not too fast) and there was plenty to learn about on a route that I’ve walked many times before but will think about differently from now on. Thank you!
Written 9 April 2024
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Thank you for 5 stars and for taking the time to leave such a great review! We're pleased that you enjoyed the guided walk with Mark and learned something new about Oxford. Don't forget to check out our other walks if you're hungry for more walking and learning!
Written 10 April 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

OX12Glenn
Wantage, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Very interesting and informative guided walk led by Mark Davies, of the river and Christ Church meadow. Thank you very much!
Written 3 April 2024
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Thank you for the review and 5 stars! We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed the River, Meadow and Ford walk with Mark. We hope to see you again on one of our other guided walking tours!
Written 4 April 2024
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bob p
Oxford, UK269 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
A real treasure trove for children and adults alike. Really interesting introduction to the history of the city...not the University! Great set of guided walks on Wednesdays.
Written 21 March 2024
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Thank you for leaving such a lovely review! We think we're a great museum that everyone can enjoy :) We're excited for our walking tour series to begin again on Wednesday 3 April!
Written 25 March 2024
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Kate B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Fantastic museum - very family friendly. Great for adults and children alike. Lots of events, talks and walks available too. Will definitely be going back!
Written 18 March 2024
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Thank you for 5 stars and for leaving us a kind review! We're always excited to welcome new and returning visitors, especially to our exciting events. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit!
Written 25 March 2024
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mingpey
Singapore, Singapore33 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
Small but extremely informative museum about the history of Oxford and how the "Crown, Town and Gown" each played a role in the development of this heritage city.
Written 9 December 2023
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Happy Traveler
30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
What a small but really interesting museum. We were about to go home but popped in to see what this museum had to offer. It was great and lots of hands on things.
Written 16 July 2023
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Vicci_lt
Gloucester, UK44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
We loved this museum which packed so much into a small space. Each display was clear, concise and fascinating. The mix of multimedia exhibits was great - videos, audio and interactive stuff for kids. We also loved the inclusivity, with features on queer Oxford and large print guides. Staff were lovely. Well worth a visit
Written 11 March 2023
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