Pop into our Changing Room for FREE story fun. Open Tue & Fri 11.30-17.00, Wed, Thur & Sat 10.00-17.00

About us

What is The Story Museum?
The Story Museum is a most unusual museum in the heart of Oxford. Through immersive exhibitions and gallery spaces, events and outreach work, we celebrate story in all forms and explore their enduring power to teach and delight.

Is The Story Museum open?
From July 2018, the majority of our gallery and exhibition spaces are closed for an exciting period of redevelopment and building work. However we are still running events both on site and across Oxfordshire and our free Changing Room space, complete with dressing up and a Talking Throne, is open for families to come and enjoy a story. When we reopen in spring 2020, our transformation will include 10 amazing new spaces to explore and enjoy, including a Whispering Wood, a Treasure Chamber and an Enchanted Library. Find out more about our transformation.

Download our What’s On Guide Jan-April 2019

Download our What’s On Guide May-August 2019

Is your café still open?
The Story Café is indeed still open and serving a delicious selection of freshly prepared dishes, including many vegan and gluten-free options suitable for all appetites and ages, as well as hot drinks and cakes. Our opening hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 10.00 – 17.00.

What can I do at The Story Museum if the galleries are currently closed?
Whilst the builders are hard at work in our exhibition spaces, we’re still offering a packed programme of events including early years sessions, holiday courses, hard hat tours and our monthly comic events with Neill Cameron. Visit our What’s On section or download our season guide via the links above. We also have a free on-site activity for families in the form of our Changing Room space, complete with a magical talking throne and dressing up. Our travelling Pumpkin Tent is out on the road this year, delivering storytelling and activities to festivals, community events and schools.

Find out more about what’s on at The Story Museum.
Find out more about The Changing Room.
Find out more about The Story Museum on the road.

I’m a teacher, what can The Story Museum provide for my class?
We have a comprehensive package of schools workshops for all ages. If you would like to find out more about our learning offer, please click here.

How can I support The Story Museum?
If you are interested in supporting our work and/or would like to make a donation please click here to find out more our public appeal – The 1001 Stories Quest.

If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer you can find out more on our volunteering page.

I’m interested in working at The Story Museum
If you’re interested in working at The Story Museum, please visit our jobs page to see our latest vacancies.

I’m an artist and I’m interested in working with The Story Museum
If you’re interested in working with The Story Museum, please contact our programming team.

I’m looking for your online stories learning resource but can’t find it – help!
Don’t panic – our online stories learning resource has moved to a micro site while we get ready for our big transformation, and it can still be easily accessed by following this link.