Rochester House 42 Pembroke Street
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.
Gallery, Artist studio or collective, Campaign or initiative, Museum
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)
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.
26 Characters Exhibition
- 5 April — 2 November 2014 *on now
Many of Britain’s best loved writers and storytellers have transformed themselves into the characters they most loved as children in our exciting new, interactive photographic exhibition.
Children’s Laureate Malorie Blackman metamorphoses into the Wicked Witch of the West. Terry Pratchett achieves outlaw status as Just William. And Neil Gaiman gets stripey as a well-known woodland creature. Other authors taking part include Julia Donaldson, Anthony Horowitz, Kevin Crossley-Holland, Jamila Gavin, Charlie Higson, Shirley Hughes, Terry Jones, Geraldine McCaughrean, Michael Morpurgo, Francesca Simon and Benjamin Zephaniah.
Award-winning celebrity photographer Cambridge Jones has captured a gallery of rogues and rascals, wizards, witches and wild things, which unfolds through the Story Museum’s atmospheric and unfinished buildings.
Full price: £7.50. Concessions: £5.00. Family ticket (for a group of 4, including at least 1 child): £20.00.
Photography Oxford Festival 2014 at The Story Museum
- 14 September — 2 October 2014
Susanna Majuri’s photographs are an exploration into photographic fiction as a place for encountering emotions, both positive and negative, with references to storytelling, literature, music,and folklore. Elements recognisable from story books merge with our own memories creating a dreamlike atmosphere. Her characters inhabit a fictive place where boundaries between dreams and reality are continuously brought into question, redefined, and reinvented.
- Any age
Bodleian Hand-Printing Workshop
- 20 September 2014 2-4pm
Put your pens away and discover the art of printing by hand on the Bodleian’s antique printing presses. You’ll learn a new skill, have fun, and make your own keepsake to take home.
Suitable for ages 8+.
£8 per person (children must be accompanied by an adult)