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Oxfordshire Museums Council

Bringing History to the Public


Welcome to the website of the Oxfordshire Museums Council. We hope you will find it a concise and useful source of information about the many wonderful museums that we are lucky enough to have across Oxfordshire.

The Oxfordshire Museums


There are 40 Museums from every corner of Oxfordshire waiting to welcome you. From Banbury to Henley-upon-Thames, and from Burford to Thame, explore what our rich heritage has to offer. You can find key information about each museum by clicking on the museums here or on the menu tab above. Alternatively use the links on the right of the page to go directly to the museum’s own website. To find a museum near to you try clicking on interactive maps either here or in the menu bar at the top of the page. If you want a paper copy of this information click on the picture of our booklet alongside to download the printable copy or here – Museums and Galleries of Oxfordshire 2013. You will find important information about all of the museums affiliated to the Oxfordshire Museums Council and a quiz to do when visiting the various sites, in the main based on anniversaries this year.

Getting there.

Each museum described on this website has a section upon transport where issues such as buses or parking may be set out. You can also find out what public transport is available by clicking on the Oxfordshire Council website and you can check out road conditions using the BBC Travel (Oxford) site

Access to the members section of the site

This site provides information to the public about the Museums represented on the Oxfordshire Museums Council The website also has an area specifically for members of the museums council – people who work for or with the Oxfordshire Museums. Members can access it by clicking the member login either here or in the top menu but you must have a username and password to access these areas which are not available to the general public.

Contact us

For more information about the work of the Oxfordshire Museums Council, please contact the acting secretary by emailing: peter.barwell@btinternet.com For issues pertaining to the functioning of the website contact the webmaster here