Visiting the Museum of Oxford

Micro-Museum in the Gallery 

The temporary Micro-Museum has been closed since Monday 4th of March. Work on the ceilings in this space have commenced and are continuously being reviewed by the onsite contractors. Our new exhibition Healing Spaces - Child Health in Oxford will open at the same date as the Micro-Museum. Please keep checking this site for updates on opening times. 

Please note this also means the Windrush Years - Next Generations exhibition is currently unavailable. We have some items relating to this exhibition available to view in the Gift Shop which is open Wednesday to Saturdays 10am-5pm.


Gift Shop 

Our gift shop has moved into the rooms on your right as soon as you enter the Town Hall. The Gift Shop will be open Wednesday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm. 


Closed dates

Please note that the Micro-Museum in the Gallery will be closed on the following dates:

  • From Monday 4th of March, the Micro-Museum will  be closed for testing work carried out to the Town Hall building.  We will be reopening this space on the 1st of May. 

Finding us

Museum of Oxford, Oxford Town Hall, St Aldate's,Oxford, OX1 1BX

The Town Hall  is a short walk from Gloucester Green coach station and the Oxford Visitor Information Centre, and 10 minutes' walk from the train station.

The entrance to the Town Hall is on St Aldate's street and the Museum of Oxford's Explore Oxford galleries (open until the 28th of April) are just to your right as you enter the Town Hall. The Town Hall is a spectacular venue for events and hire. You can read about these on the Town Hall's own website here

Opening times

The Museum is now closed and being refurbished. The Micro-Museum, a temporary redisplay of a selection of the objects as well as the Windrush Years - Next Generations exhibition is now open in the Gallery! The Gift Shop is temporarily closed due to unforseen maintenance issues in the Town Hall. 


The Museum of Oxford has free to access public WiFi. Simply connect to Oxford Free Wi-Fi, launch your browser and click the Connect button in the centre of the screen.


The Town Hall has a ground level entrance located just off of the High Street, on the immediate left past Edinburgh Woollen Mill. Please press the door buzzer to gain access and turn right once inside the building.

The following services are available;

  • Access for guide dogs to all areas of the Museum of Oxford
  • Volunteer assistance (subject to availability)
  • Large print information
  • Fully accessible toilets in the Town Hall

Travelling here

By Bus

Many local buses stop on St Aldate's, for more information visit the Oxford Bus Company website.

By Bike

As the Town Hall and Museum are based in the centre of Oxford, there are plenty of bike stands to lock you bike to. The front of the Town Hall has several iron rings and there are bike stands just outside Santander Bank, opposite the Town Hall.

By Car

The best way to visit the Museum and city if you do need to take the car is to use one of the Park and Ride services available. The Museum is a short walk from all central stops on these services. Visit our Park and Ride pages for more information.

There are also car parks within the centre of Oxford. We recommend Oxpens car park. More information about charges and accessibility is available on our Car Parks pages.