Story Museum

rochester house

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.

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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.

Story Museum
Rochester House 42 Pembroke Street





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