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Plan Your Visit

The Cafe

Give your appetite the happy ending it deserves by visiting The Story Museum café.

Our cafe is open for both museum visitors and passers-by. Entry to the cafe is via the main gates to the museum on Pembroke Street. Scroll down for opening hours.

With a delicious menu of freshly-prepared, homemade dishes, our independent café serves food to suit all ages and appetites, with gluten-free and vegan options always available.

Our friendly café team are committed to supporting local suppliers and using fair-trade and free range ingredients.

Whether you're a very hungry caterpillar or a tiger looking for some tea, our cosy café will offer you a warm welcome!

Download a copy of our menu

Family-friendly facilities include:

  • Child-friendly café menu/options
  • Highchairs
  • Unisex baby changing facilities
"The best child-friendly café I've seen to date." -
Cafe 1
TERM TIME Mondays Closed
Tuesdays - Fridays
Saturdays - Sundays
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day
Boxing Day
Cafe 2

The Story Museum cafe is a Happy Cafe!

The Story Museum café has signed up to become Oxford’s first Happy Café, an initiative based on well-being, friendship, good deeds and community run by Action For Happiness, which is quickly spreading across the UK.

For information about buying an annual Story Pass or a Story Museum gift voucher, visit our Museum Prices page.

As a registered charity, all proceeds from our box office, shop and café go towards supporting our work to enrich lives through stories.