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Exhibitions - Museum of Oxford

All exhibitions are FREE entry.

Visit the Museum’s permanent Explore Oxford galleries at the front of the Town Hall, to discover the story of Oxford and its people.

The Museum also offers an exciting programme of temporary exhibitions. Based in the Town Hall Gallery and Gallery Corridor, these range from exhibitions by local artists to exhibitions curated by local community groups.

For Gallery opening times see visiting the Museum. The Gallery Corridor is open when the Town Hall is open.


The Gallery and Gallery Corridor


8 July - 30 July

Pushing Your Sketching Boundaries, FREE, Gallery Corridor

Views and people of Oxford from Urban Sketchers.


Pushing your sketching boundaries

28 July – 20 August

Modern Magna Carta, FREE, Gallery

An exhibition by primary schools, secondary schools and children from local learning disability charities working with Brookes University creating modern interpretations of the Magna Carta.

29 August - 13 September

Oxford Art Prize Exhibition, FREE, Gallery

O3 Gallery and Oxford Castle Quarter are launching the new and exciting Oxford Art Prize; an open art competition to celebrate Oxford city’s unique culture, natural beauty and heritage. Finished pieces will be displayed in the Gallery where they will be judged and available to buy. 

Oxford Art Prize Exhibition
40 Years 40 Objects


28 September 2015 - 20 February 2016

40 Years, 40 Objects, FREE, Gallery and Gallery Corridor

An exhibition of forty objects selected by the local community to tell the story of their city. To celebrate its 40th anniversary, the Museum of Oxford has been working with local people and community groups to bring together objects which reflect their experiences and memories of Oxford over the past four decades. Visitors will be able to explore Oxford’s recent history through everyday objects, historic artefacts and personal mementoes. 40 Years, 40 Objects will also feature an exciting spotlight loan from a national museum and artwork and digital stories created especially for the exhibition.

Throughout the summer of 2015, we will be looking for objects to include in the exhibition through a busy programme of community workshops and outreach events. To get involved, come along to our community collecting day on 20 June in The Old Museum or catch the Museum outreach team at a range of city events including the Oxford Summer Mela on Saturday 13 June and Cowley Road Carnival on Sunday 5 July.

40:40 - 40 Best of Oxford, FREE, Gallery Corridor

Collections of 40 things we love about Oxford. Expect poetry and photographs amongst other medium as part of our 40th anniversary celebrations. Supported by thebestofoxford


International Exchange Exhibitions - Gallery Package

From 2014, the Museum of Oxford will offer a special Gallery package throughout May or June to international exchange exhibitions linked to our twin cities.

For more information about this package, download the information pack below.

PDF icon International Exchange Exhibitions - Gallery Package (225kB PDF)


Page last updated 8 May 2015


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