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List of museums in Oxfordshire

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List of museums in Oxfordshire

This list of museums in businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Also included are non-profit art galleries and university art galleries. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included.

To use the sortable table, click on the icons at the top of each column to sort that column in alphabetical order; click again for reverse alphabetical order.


  • Museums 1
  • Defunct museums 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


Name Image Town/City Region Type Summary
Abingdon County Hall Museum Abingdon Vale of White Horse Local Local history, archaeology, contemporary crafts
Ashdown House Ashbury Vale of White Horse Historic house Operated by the National Trust, 17th-century country house
Ashmolean Museum Oxford Oxford Multiple Oxford University museum, art, antiquities, archaeology, artifacts from Ancient Egypt, the Mediterranean and Near East, coins
Banbury Museum Banbury Cherwell Local History of Banbury
Bate Collection of Musical Instruments Oxford Oxford Music Oxford University museum, historic musical instruments, mainly for Western classical music, from the medieval period onwards
Benson Veteran Cycle Museum Benson South Oxfordshire Transportation information, veteran and vintage cycles dating from 1818 to 1925
Blenheim Palace Woodstock West Oxfordshire Historic house 17th century opulent country house, collections of fine and decorative art, birthplace of Winston Churchill
Bloxham Village Museum Bloxham Cherwell Local website, local history, culture
Broughton Castle Broughton Cherwell Historic house Medieval manor house
Buscot Park Faringdon Vale of White Horse Historic house Operated by the National Trust, 18th-century country house with ornate interior, art collection
Bygones Museum Claydon Cherwell History information, antiques, memorabilia, farming equipment, 1920's kitchen, domestic appliances, electricians workshop, blacksmith, wheelwright and a boat-builder display, steam engines
Champs Chapel Museum of East Hendred East Hendred Vale of White Horse Local History of East Hendred
Charlbury Museum Charlbury West Oxfordshire Local Local history, industry, trades and tools, costumes, household items
Chastleton House Chastleton West Oxfordshire Historic house Operated by the National Trust, 17th century Jacobean country house
Chipping Norton Museum Chipping Norton West Oxfordshire Local website, local history, archaeology, agriculture, industry
Christ Church Picture Gallery Oxford Oxford Art Art museum at Christ Church, features Old Master paintings and drawings
Churchill and Sarsden Heritage Centre Churchill West Oxfordshire Local website, local history
Cogges Manor Farm Museum Witney West Oxfordshire Farm Victorian era farm and historic house
Combe Mill Combe West Oxfordshire Technology Preserved beam engine and timber mill
Didcot Railway Centre Didcot South Oxfordshire Railway Railway engines with outdoor track
Dorchester Abbey Museum Dorchester South Oxfordshire Religious History of Dorchester Abbey and local history
Greys Court Rotherfield Greys South Oxfordshire Historic house Operated by the National Trust, Tudor country house and gardens
Hook Norton Brewery Hook Norton Cherwell Food Brewery tours and museum
Kelmscott Manor Kelmscott West Oxfordshire Historic house Late 16th-century country house, interior designed by owner William Morris
Mapledurham House Mapledurham South Oxfordshire Historic house Elizabethan stately home, grounds include Mapledurham Watermill
Mapledurham Watermill Mapledurham South Oxfordshire Mill 18th century watermill, located on the grounds of Mapledurham House
Modern Art Oxford Oxford Oxford Art Modern art exhibitions, formerly known as The Museum of Modern Art, Oxford
Museum of the History of Science Oxford Oxford Science Oxford University museum in the Old Ashmolean building, collection of historic scientific instruments
Museum of Oxford Oxford Oxford Local History of the city of Oxford and the University of Oxford, geology, natural history, archaeology,
Oxford Bus Museum Long Hanborough West Oxfordshire Transport Bus and road transport, Morris Motors LImited automobiles
Oxford Castle - Unlocked Oxford Oxford Prison Costumed guided tours of the crypt, castle, 18th-century debtors tower and prison D-wing, prison artifacts
The Oxfordshire Museum Woodstock West Oxfordshire Multiple Local history, popular culture, contemporary arts and crafts, archaeology, natural history, garden with life-size Megalosaurus and dinosaur footprints
Oxford University Museum of Natural History Oxford Oxford Natural history Oxford University museum, displays of animals, insects, fossils, dinosaurs, rocks and minerals
Oxford University Press Museum Oxford Oxford Multiple Oxford University museum, art, antiquities, archaeology, artifacts from Ancient Egypt, the Mediterranean and Near East, coins
Pendon Museum Long Wittenham South Oxfordshire Railway Model railways showing typical scenes on the Great Western Railway of the 1920s
Pitt Rivers Museum Oxford Oxford Anthropology Oxford University museum, based on the collection of General Augustus Pitt Rivers, archaeological and ethnographic objects from all parts of the world, includes musical instruments, weapons, masks, textiles, jewellery, tools, armour, ceramics
Project Timescape Little Wittenham South Oxfordshire Natural history Area landscape ecology and conservation
River and Rowing Museum Henley-on-Thames South Oxfordshire Sport, local Covers the River Thames, the sport of rowing, and the town of Henley
Science Oxford Oxford Oxford Science
Soldiers of Oxfordshire Trust Research Center Woodstock West Oxfordshire Military website, also feature exhibitions at The Oxfordshire Museum
Stonor Park Stonor South Oxfordshire Historic house Country house and gardens, features family portraits, stained glass, old Master Drawings, European bronzes, contemporary ceramics
Swalcliffe Barn Swalcliffe Cherwell Agriculture information, 15th century tithe barn with collection of local agricultural and trade vehicles
Swinford Museum Filkins West Oxfordshire Local website, local domestic, agricultural, trade and craft tools
Tolsey Museum Burford West Oxfordshire Local information, local history, culture, industry
Tom Brown's School Museum Uffington Vale of White Horse Local website, local history, archaeology, author Thomas Hughes, poet Sir John Betjeman, Uffington White Horse
Vale and Downland Museum Wantage Vale of White Horse Local History of the Vale of White Horse area around the town of Wantage, art exhibits, 7.9m long model railway, Victorian country kitchen
Wallingford Museum Wallingford South Oxfordshire Local Local history, archaeology, Wallingford Castle, medieval life, Victorian street scene
Waterperry Gardens Waterperry South Oxfordshire History website, gardens, country life museum and Saxon church
West Oxon Arts Bampton West Oxfordshire Art website, located in Bampton Town Hall
Williams F1 Grand Prix Collection Grove Vale of White Horse Automotive website, information, part of the RBS Williams F1 Conference Centre, Formula One racing cars and history of WilliamsF1 racing team, open for tours on select dates
Witney and District Museum Witney West Oxfordshire Local Local history, industry, transport, education and religion

Defunct museums

See also


  1. ^ Nuffield Place.

External links

  • Visit Britain: Oxfordshire Museums
  • Visit Southeast England
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