Museum of Oxford
Town Hall, St Aldate's, Oxford, OX1 1DZ
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- Recommended for:
- Culture vultures, Families with younger children, Mature travellers, History
Best for History - Expert review of Museum of Oxford
If you're fascinated in how Oxford grew from a highly inflammable Saxon wooden stockade to a Norman motte and bailey settelment, a medieval university town and the capital of royal resistance to Oliver Cromwell, then this is the place for you. Though I know this little museum is woefully under-funded I still find it fascinating. The great thing about Oxford is that its basic street layout was there before the Norman Conquest so you can chart its development in detail and then step outside and apply that knowledge to your immediate surroundings.
Sadly, when I compare the richness of Oxford's history with its presentation at this museum, and then the relative paucity of exciting history in a place like Ghent in Belgium (which is now serviced by the exemplary and recently opened STAM - www.stamgent.be), I do feel that Oxford deserves better.
It doesn't keep me away however!
More information on Museum of Oxford:
- Price guide:
- Town Hall, St Aldate's, Oxford, OX1 1DZ
- 01865 252761
- Months open:
- All year round
- Opening times:
- Tue-Sat 10am-5pm.
- Free tags / Keywords:
- Lewis Carroll