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The Story Museum

42 Pembroke Street | Rochester House, Oxford OX1 1BP, England
+44 1865 790050
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Great fun for kids of all ages

A little old and run down at some parts, but overall a super fun experience for kids of all ages... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
rachelelel
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London, United Kingdom
Minimum budget, maximum effort

Look curious from the outside but inside is quite run down. I’d say they’re doing the best with the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
281monikah
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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A gallery of rogues and rascals, wizards, witches and wild things unfolds throughout the atmospheric spaces of The Story Museum in our immersive exhibition '26 Characters'. Sail to a tropical island, walk through the wardrobe into Narnia, listen to stories, dress up and meet a talking throne. We have events for all ages: author workshops, family story tours, talks, performances and more.
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42 Pembroke Street | Rochester House, Oxford OX1 1BP, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A little old and run down at some parts, but overall a super fun experience for kids of all ages and was also very nice for the adults as we reminisced over the books we grew up with and are now introducing to our children.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Look curious from the outside but inside is quite run down. I’d say they’re doing the best with the money they’ve got but it’s not very thrilling. Plus the tickets are too expensive for what they provide- check out other attractions in oxford.

Thank 281monikah
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

It only has a few rooms that decorated out. Could be in and out within 30 minutes max. For me and my son it was £12.50.

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

The Museum has brought a remarkable exhibition of paintings and drawings to Oxford. Curated by an Estonian, the exhibition brings together over 30 representations of parts of the Alice stories from a wide range of European artists.The art is excellent, and the ideas behind the...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

This hidden gem is fabulous for younger kids. You can have stories on the huge bed, you can make movies and you can dress up. There are lots of interactive displays that the little ones love, but it’s not overwhelming. Imagination is strongly encouraged here,...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Not for adults! Very very basic, unclean & just generally disappointing. Expensive for the 30 mins we were in there, parts we had read about online appeared to be missing & most of the interactive parts broken or too clunky to use

Thank ndp1986
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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Very fun if you have kids. All kinds of colourful activities such as bed time stories and board games. Won't advise adults to go for themselves that being said

Thank shallomfromhell
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Sadly did not look at reviews first, and as others, paid the £20 for us to go in. We even turned up late to be told normally it takes 2 hours but ask the staff inside !!!! So much for the rabbit hole and through...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

This place is a little gem, glad to see it's working out. Excellent programme for children, occasionally something for adults too (wish they did more of that)

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

This was fun and while it is a work in progress, it's still well worth going to. I enjoyed it as an adult, especially because of displays for Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials, Art Spiegelman's Maus and George Orwell's Animal Farm.

Thank danecobain
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Sophie H, Public Relations Manager at The Story Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2018

Thanks so much for your feedback. We're so glad you enjoyed your trip to The Story Museum and hope you'll visit again when we are have completed our redevelopment!

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dreamtraveller85
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Response from Sophie H | Property representative |
Our Learning Team would be delighted to help you. Please give them a call on 01865 790050 and talk through your requirements or email them via the link on our website.
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bugthorn
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Dear Hilary The Story Museum is only open to school groups on Wednesday 5 April.We open to the public on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and every day of Oxfordshire state school holidays (except Easter Sunday, Christmas Day... More
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