The Story Museum
The Story Museum exists to celebrate children's stories and to share enjoyable ways for young people to learn through stories as they grow.
We have a permanent home in the heart of Oxford, UK, which we are working to transform into a new centre of children's literature and storytelling.
We're still in pumpkin stage and not yet fully open, while we plan our 'cathedral of stories'.
In the meantime, we run a number of events in our dilapidated and atmospheric building - do keep visiting our website for up to date information and story resources.
Spellbinding schools workshops. Hubble bubble: four sessions with story wizards Michael Rosen and Kevin Crossley-Holland, to celebrate The Bodleian's Magical Books exhibition. More info.
Storytelling schools training. New courses for 2013/2014. More info. Cost includes The Storytelling Schools handbook, our comprehensive guide to bringing the magic of story into the classroom. More info.
Take a look at some of the frabjous events going on around Oxford on Saturday 6 July! The theme this year is 'nonsense', and dozens of topsy-turvy happenings are in store! More info.
Saturday 8 June
Nick Cope's Songbook
Monkeys, bears, socks and mud! More info.
Tuesday 18 June
Tuesday 25 June
James Carter - Hey, Little Bug!
Action rhymes, music and poems for anyone aged 0-6. More info.
Friday 21 June
The Whispering Road
Bubbling with vivid imagery and thrilling music, The Whispering Road is a story you’ll never forget. More info.
We have a number of spaces for hire in our quirky, interesting building - whatever your event, we have a room for you! More info.
Listen to colourful stories from around the world. See panel right.
“A wonderful gift from Oxford, where so many stories have begun, to the whole world.” Philip Pullman
fly your imagination around the world!
Parents and children: tales to watch, hear, read and tell. Read - or listen to - a story from our collection. The magic starts here.
a treasure trove of information
Parents, teachers and professionals: visit our organisations and projects directory for help with engaging children with reading and stories.