Story Museum

Story Museum
Rochester House 42 Pembroke Street





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Founded in 2003, we are a non-profit company and registered charity based in Oxford, UK.

Two exhibitions at The Story Museum:

Tea with Alice: Contemporary illustrators reveal the new golden age of Alice illustration and how Carroll's famous stories have inspired images across the world.

Specially curated for The Story Museum and supported by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

Rochester’s Extraordinary Story Loom:
The story of Barnabas Rochester’s only surviving story manufacturing machine. Could a machine be any match for a pen, paper and human imagination when it came to making stories? Come to The Story Museum and see for yourself.

Venue Type:

Gallery, Artist studio or collective, Campaign or initiative, Museum

Opening hours

Exhibition opening times: 28 June – 16 September
June, July, September: four days a week: Thurs, Fri, Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 11am-4pm
August: five days a week: Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 11am-4pm (closed August Bank Holiday Monday)

Admission charges

Tickets: Adults £5 (concessions £3); under 2s free, group ticket: buy five get one free. On the door.

We have limited disabled access to the first and second floors of our building. Please contact us (01865 790050) in advance for further details and to let us know your specific requirements. We currently have a Stairclimber until the refurbishment of our building is complete. We have a fully accessible loo on the ground floor.

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Snow and Tell

  • 5 December 2014 — 4 January 2015 *on now

It’s Christmas Eve, and Robin the Postman is on his last round of the day. It’s snowing hard, he loses his way and keeps dropping his parcels. Taking shelter in a funny old building, he meets some surprising new friends. Can they help him deliver the last few presents and find a way to the small boy, the old shoemaker and the brave little robin?

Join storyteller, actor and musician Robin Hemmings for this heart-warming bagful of story and songs, and find out what the special gifts are that you can give away, and keep!

Snow and Tell features charming adaptations of three much-loved tales: The Elves and the Shoemaker, How the Robin Got His Red Breast and Dickens’ Christmas Carol.


Tickets are between £4 and £7.50 for more information please see