Explore the rich history of the area and uncover the stories of the people and places that have contributed to Banburyshire society, commerce, agriculture, manufacturing and science. There is a wealth of knowledge on display that is sure to inspire, so let us show you the best places to visit during your stay.

Banbury Museum

Situated on the Oxford canal and also with internal access from Castle Quay shopping centre, the museum is easy to get to from the town centre, with touring exhibitions, galleries and children’s events all part of the activities that run throughout the year.

Opening Times:
Monday-Saturday 10am – 5pm.

Admission Price:
Free entry.

Address:
Spiceball Park Road, Banbury, OX16 2PQ.

Disabled Access:
Lifts to all floors / Toilet on ground floor.

Bloxham Village Museum

Just around the corner from Bloxham’s St. Mary’s Church is a quaint little museum with lots of charm. Open in the summer months, it explores the history of Bloxham village through the ages, including it’s farming and retail history.

Opening Times:
(April–October only) Saturday & Sunday 2.30pm – 5pm.

Admission Price:
Free entry. Groups of 7 or over can come anytime outside our opening hours by appointment for £2 per head.

Address:
Church Street, Bloxham, Banbury, OX15 4ET.

Disabled Access:
Wheelchair access / Facilities for visually impaired / Guide dogs welcome.

Hook Norton Brewery & Village Museum

Located in the original malt house buildings of the famous brewery is a visitor centre with an adjacent village museum, housing some of the old equipment that has been used across the years at Hook Norton, alongside many fascinating records and photographs from the era for both the brewery and the village.

Opening Times:
Monday–Saturday 9.30am – 4.30pm.

Admission Price:
Free entry.

Address:
Brewery Lane Hook Norton, Banbury, OX15 5NY.

Disabled Access:
Full access including toilets, effective tonal lighting and display height arrangement.

British Motor Museum

The British Motor Museum, is the World’s largest collection of historic British cars in Warwickshire, England. There are over 300 Classic cars on display from the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust and the Jaguar Heritage Trust. It’s also an excellent place to learn more about the motor manufacturing industries that have shaped the area to this day.

Opening Times:
Monday–Sunday 10.00am – 5pm.

Admission Price:
Adult £14 / Child (5-16) £9 / Under 5’s Free / Concession (60 yrs+, unemployed, student, service personnel) £12 / Family ticket (2 adults, 3 children) £39 / Groups of 12+ (advance booking) £9.

Address:
Banbury Rd, Gaydon, Warwick, CV35 0BJ.

Disabled Access: Wheelchairs welcome and are available for hire / Induction loops / Lifts to all levels.

The Battle of Edgehill Radway Exhibition

A permanently installed interactive visitor exhibition, adjacent to the Battle of Edgehill battlefield and within the beautiful surroundings of St. Peter’s Church in the village of Radway. Information boards, artefacts, specially commissioned films and interactive displays explain the events of the momentous battle and relate the impact it had upon the ordinary people of Radway and the surrounding area.

Opening Times:
8am – dusk (The church door has an automatic timed locking system, ensuring that you can enter the church during daylight hours).

Admission Price:
Free entry.

Address:
St. Peter’s Church, Tysoe Road, Radway, CV35 0BS.

Disabled Access:
Info not available.

Chipping Norton Museum of Local History

The museum has extensive archives which support the family history research developed by a member of the History Society. Illustrated talks take the listener into many interesting and odd corners of local history. While the Museum receives grants from local authorities, its running relies heavily on self-help. Table top sales, teas and research projects contribute to its upkeep.

Opening Times:
(Easter–October) Monday–Saturday 2pm – 4pm.

Admission Price:
Adult £1.50 / Child under 16 Free (if accompanied by an adult).

Address:
4 High Street, Chipping Norton, OX7 5AD.

Disabled Access:
None.

Charlbury Museum

Charlbury Museum is one of the finest small museums in the county. Its five rooms are crammed with exhibits revealing the history of this ancient market town, together with a large collection of photographs of Charlbury and its people at work and play in years gone by. The museum is now closed for the winter and will reopen at Easter 2018.

Opening Times:
(Easter–September) Saturdays 10am – 12pm.

Admission Price:
£1.00 / Free if accompanied by children.

Address:
Market Street, Chipping Norton, OX7 3PN.

Disabled Access:
Wheelchair users are welcome.

The Oxfordshire Museum

The museum features displays of local history, art, archaeology, landscape and wildlife and explores the county’s innovative industies, from nanotechnology to nuclear power. Imaginative new exhibits include an interactive children’s dinosaur gallery, Victorian Oxfordshire gallery and a 3D treasures display.

Opening Times:
Tuesday–Friday 10am – 4.30pm.

Admission Price:
£1.00 / Free if accompanied by children.

Address:
14 Park St, Woodstock, OX20 1SW.

Disabled Access:
The museum welcomes visitors with disabilities. The public areas of the museum are fully accessible to non-motorised wheelchair users.

Pitt Rivers Museum

The Pitt Rivers Museum is a museum displaying the archaeological and anthropological collections of the University of Oxford which has 500,000 items, many of which have been donated by travellers, scholars and missionaries. Travel the world in one museum, taking in objects and artefacts that will astound your curiosity.

Opening Times:
Monday 12pm – 4.30pm. Tuesday–Sunday (& Bank Holidays) 10am – 4.30pm.

Admission Price:
Free entry.

Address:
South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PP.

Disabled Access:
Parking space (can be booked) / Platform lift at entrance / Lift to all floors / Induction loop / Adapted toilet.

Ashmolean Museum

The Ashmolean is the University of Oxford’s museum of art and archaeology, founded in 1683. Our world famous collections range from Egyptian mummies to contemporary art, telling human stories across cultures and across time.

Opening Times:
Tuesday–Sunday (& Bank Holidays) 10am – 5pm.

Admission Price:
Free entry.

Address:
Beaumont St, Oxford, OX1 2PH.

Disabled Access:
Wheelchair access with hire available / Step-free access to shop, toilets, the café and the restaurant / Lift to all floors / 3 toilets / Guide dogs welcome.

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