Visiting the Museum of Oxford

Museum Redevelopment

To make all of the spaces ready for builders and new exhibitions to be installed, the Museum’s Explore Oxford galleries and Gallery will close at 5pm on Saturday the 28th of April. During the summer, we will redisplay as many of the exhibitions as possible in our Gallery space. We will be opening a Micro-Museum in October. This will be a temporary exhibition so you can still find out about the history of Oxford whilst we work on building the new Museum of Oxford

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

We are currently closed, however our gift shop is open Monday to Saturday at 10am to 5pm. The gift shop will be closed on:

  • Thursday 16th August
  • Friday 17th August
  • Tuesday 28th August
  • Monday 17th September
  • Tuesday 18th September 
  • Monday 24th September
  • Tuesday 25th September
  • Monday 1st October
  • Tuesday 2nd October


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.