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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


21 March - 25 April

Creat, Destroy, Remake, FREE, Gallery

Workshop days; Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 11am-4.30pm

OVADA and artists ‘Click and Point’ have collaborated with us to host five weeks of workshops and collaborative experiments.

Come down to the space and become part of the ever changing, ever growing exhibition with workshops in print, drawing and collage. Join resident artists and designers in creating a collaborative exhibition filled with responsive, spontaneous work, stretching across multiple disciplines. 

Free workshops 21 March to 11 April

For further information and to see the project progress visit: www.createdestroyremake.tumblr.com




2 - 29 April 2015

Portraits of Oxford People, FREE, Gallery Corridor

A collection of Portraits of Oxford People comprising of friends, friends of friends ,family members who have kindly sat for an enthusiastic aspiring portrait painter at the Kennington Portrait Group.

We use a variety of media and are always looking for new subjects to paint please do not hesitate to volunteer!



2 - 30 May 2015

Poseytude - 'Change the World', FREE, Gallery

Poseytude Gallery presents, in association with Oxfordshire Artweeks, Emerging artists and finalists of "Change the World" art competition displaying original contemporary art. Original paintings, drawings, photography, sculpture and mixed media art will be available to view and buy.

Visit the Poseytude website.



'While They're Away' photography by James Sutton

3 June - 29 June

'While They're Away' Photography by James Sutton, FREE, Gallery Corridor

Photographs of the new World War 1 play by Jeremy Allen ‘While They’re Away’, taken by James Sutton. A joint project with the Museum of Oxford and Under Construction Theatre. 







6 June - 13 June

Keith Jansz, FREE, Gallery

An exhibition of original paintings by Keith Jansz, Member Artist of the Mouth and Foot Painting Artists. www.keithjansz.com

18 June - 20 June

‘Oxford- Palestine Photography’ by Oxford residents, FREE, Gallery

A series of photos taken by Oxford residents during their visits to Palestine.  The images outline the changing nature of life in Palestine over the years and illustrates the connections between this city and Palestine.

8 July - 30 July

Pushing Your Sketching Boundaries, FREE, Gallery Corridor

Views and people of Oxford from Urban Sketchers.


Pushing your sketching boundaries

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 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 13 January 2015


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