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  • View of the Town Hall from St Aldate's

    Inside Oxford Town Hall

    • Date: 24th March 2018
    • Location: Gift Shop, Museum of Oxford
    • Time: 11:00 - 12:00
    • Cost: £4/£4.50/£5

    Tour of the Town Hall 24/03/18

    Join the Museum of Oxford as we take you on a tour around Oxford’s magnificent Town Hall. We also offer bespoke tours for groups, including an option to have tea and scones in The Old Museum, please email or telephone 01865 252417 with your enquiry.

    Book on to the tour by email, calling our gift shop on 01865 252334 or by visiting our gift shop.

  • A pencil drawing of Sarah Jane Cooper, a lade in a dress and apron stirring a vat of marmalade.

    Easter Family Backpack - Oxford in the time of Queen Victoria

    • Date: 31st March 2018 - 14th April 2018
    • Every day
    • Location: Gift Shop, Museum of Oxford
    • Time: 10:00 - 16:30
    • Cost: FREE

    Borrow a backpack from the Explore Oxford gallery and use the clues in the bags to find out more about Victorian Oxford.  Meet important men and women and find out about the lives of Victorians.

    Just pick up a backback from our Museum or Gift Shop. This activity is free, but donations are welcome! Please note during this period the Museum will not be open on Bank Holidays or Sundays.

  • A colourful painting by Elena Henshaw of trees and green spaces.

    Exhibition - Elena Henshaw

    • Date: 4th April 2018 - 28th April 2018
    • Every day
    • Location: Gallery Corridor, Museum of Oxford
    • Time: 10:00 - 17:00
    • Cost: FREE

    Elena Henshaw's current work directly reflects and is based on the interpretation of the Thames path and its surroundings. She loves wondering around the hidden riverside corners away from the tourist trails. This is the Oxford and Oxfordshire that is often hidden from the leisure visitor but is familiar to a local eye. Some parts are nearly or already gone, like the ruins of the Old Mill at the Osney Lock, having been rebuilt as luxury accommodation. Others are still there but are waiting to be changed and replaced in the process of redevelopment. Elena’s aim as an artist is to reflect and preserve in her works the look and the feel of these rather unassuming but familiar riverside century-aged corners. To intensify this feeling of historic wealth and importance, Elena uses recycled materials for her paintings, such as burlap and reclaimed wood, as an addition to the canvas and often as part of the assemblage work.

    Please note the Gallery Corridor will be closed on Sundays.

  • photograph of a young girl with a large daisy in her hair with her thumbs up

    Spring into Science with Science Oxford - Family Activity

    • Date: 5th April 2018
    • Location: The Old Museum, Museum of Oxford
    • Time: 11:00 - 15:45
    • Cost: £7 per child per session via

    Spring into science this April with Science Oxford’s exciting hands-on family workshop that celebrates our favourite season. Learn about the water cycle and create raining clouds, then design beautiful spring flowers and butterflies using a special science trick to create their colours. Finally, make soft and squishy playdough with natural scents to take home at the end of the session.

    Adults go free to the session which is targeted at children between the ages of 4 and 9. Booking via Science Oxford, please check on their website closer to the event to book.

    Sessions are at 11-11.45am, 12-12.45pm, 2-2.45pm and 3-3.45pm. 

  • An photograph of a building that will be mentioned during the talk.

    Modern Architecture in Oxford during the Heroic Period by Nick Caldwell

    • Date: 5th April 2018
    • Location: Heritage Learning Centre, Museum of Oxford
    • Time: 18:00 - 19:00
    • Cost: FREE to MoOFs (Donation for non-members)

    Nick will be giving a talk on the development of the Modern Movement in post war Oxford architecture looking at the work of many architects. Nick will trace how different approaches to similar design problem developed a diverse range of buildings, forms and materials during 1958-1982. The talk will cover aspects of an architectural period that are all too often ignored or easily dismissed.

    This is an opportunity to explore how an architect views buildings and will be followed later in the year by another talk taking in ‘1982 until the present day’.

    This talk is FREE to MoOFs. To find out more visit the website or email