Museums in Oxford

Although Oxford is most famous for the University and its colleges it is worth spending some time looking around some of its museums. The most popular is the Pitt Rivers Museum located close to the University Parks which is a natural history museum with dinosaurs and other curiosities including the rather bizarre shrunken human heads! It is free to get in and has something for all the family!

If you are a true culture vulture you might prefer the Ashmolean Museum. This has recently undergone an extensive refurbishment and contains artefacts collected by the University from all over the world.

A Brochure of Oxford Museums and Galleries

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Blenheim Easter Egg Challenge
(Sun 25th Mar, 2018)

Annual Easter Egg Challenge at Blenheim Palace, including face painting and family fun.

Oxford Literary Festival
(Mon 02nd Apr, 2018)

The Oxford Literary Festival offers a range of talks, discussions, debates, readings and lunches from authors and literary heroes. The main location is Christ Church college.

May Day Celebrations 6am
(Tue 01st May, 2018)

Spectators gather in their thousands to hear the choir of Magdalen College sing in the new May dawn from the top of their chapel tower.