The Oxfordshire Museum

The Oxfordshire Museum
Fletcher's House
Park Street
Woodstock
Oxfordshire
OX20 1SN
England

Website

www.tomocc.org.uk

E-mail

oxo.museum@oxfordshire.gov.uk

Telephone

01993 811456

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Situated in the heart of the historic town of Woodstock, the award-winning redevelopment of Fletcher's House provides a home for the new County museum.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

Tues-Sat 10:00-17:00
Sun 14:00-17:00

Closed: Mondays

Admission charges

Admission Free

Getting there

By road: Via A44 Oxford to Evesham. Turn into Woodtsock town centre.
By Bus: S3 fron Oxford, 242 from Witney.

Collections of local history, art, archaeology, landscape and wildlife as well as a gallery exploring the County's innovative industries from nuclear power to nanotechnology. Interactive exhibits offer new learning experiences for visitors of all ages.

Collection details

Archaeology, Natural Sciences, Social History

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Keeping Up Appearances - fashion through two World Wars

Keeping Up Appearances

  • 13 January — 12 April 2015 *on now

Explore how the changing role of women impacted on the style, fabric and cut of their clothing. A variety of vintage items take you back in time from the boom and bust of the ‘50s, through make do and mend in the ‘40s, and the Hollywood glamour of the ‘30s to the freedom of the flappers of the ‘20s.
Free exhibition

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free of Charge

Website

https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/public-site/oxfordshire-museum

Forged in Fire - Oxfordshire metals through time

Forged in Fire

  • 2 May — 5 July 2015

An exciting exhibition bringing together many unique and unusual objects and telling of Oxfordshire’s metalworking past. From a rare medieval bell to the spikes on the infamous ‘Cutteslowe Wall’, learn what the artefacts tell of the people who made them and their worlds.
Discover the myths and legends of the blacksmith’s forge, exploring the sights, sounds and smells of the smithy.  Something for the whole family.

There is a programme of talks and workshops to compliment this exhibition. Please visit the website or contact the museum for more details.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free of Charge

Website

https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/public-site/oxfordshire-museum

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.
Make do and mend

Those Were The Days - Reminiscence session

  • 6 March 2015 2-4pm
  • 10 April 2015 2-4pm
  • 1 May 2015 2-4pm
  • 5 June 2015 2-4pm

Do you have memories of Woodstock and surrounding villages? This is a monthly group who meet, reminisce about the old days and share memories. Tea and coffee will be served. The group meets on the first Friday of the month (excluding July & August)

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children
  • 18+

Where

The Oxfordshire Museum

Admission

Admission to the museum is free, reminiscence session is £1 per person. Conatct Tel: 01865 300639 for more details.

Website

http://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/oxfordshiremuseum

Cathy Hunt

Women's lives in Britain 1900 - 1950

  • 7 March 2015 3-4:30pm

Women's lives in Britain 1900-1950 - Radical changes or the same old oppressions? - Cathy Hunt
To highlight International Women's Day Cathy , lecturer and historian, will explore the changing role of women in the first half of the 20th century.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

Ticket £7.00 Contact the museum on T: 01993 814106

Website

https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/public-site/oxfordshire-museum

Fashion on the Ration by Julie Summers

Fashion on the Ration

  • 21 March 2015 3-4:30pm

Broadcaster, historian and author Julie will show how for thousands of women throughout the long years of war, fashion was not simply a distraction, but a necessity.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

Tickets £7.00 contact the museum on T: 01993 814106

Website

https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/public-site/oxfordshire-museum

Beachwear & Binkins

Beach wear and Bikinis 1920-1960 by Alison Carter

  • 28 March 2015 3-4:30pm

From Coco Chanel and the sun tan craze, Sonia Delaunay and her Art Deco knitted swimwear designs, unisex maillots to the introduction of rayon and development of spandex and lycra!

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

Tickets £7.00 contact the museum on T: 01993 814106

Website

https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/public-site/oxfordshire-museum

Little Red Car

Forged in Fire - Open Gallery Evening

  • 13 May 2015

Visit our Forged in Fire exhibition out of hours withthe opportunity to talk to experts about some of the fascinating obects and stories behind them.

Admission

Free

Hector Cole

Working Iron, a History of the Blacksmith's Craft

  • 6 June 2015 3-5pm

Discover the history of Blacksmithing, tracing its development from early iron age to the present day.

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+
  • 14-15

Admission

Ticket cost £7.00

Website

https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/public-site/oxfordshire-museum

The Didcot Mirror

The Didcot Mirror and Iron Age Crafts by John Fenn

  • 11 July 2015 11am-4pm

John Fenn will demonstrate engraving techniques such as chasing buring engraving and cross hatching, as well as the grinding and polishing process. 11am – 4pm, Free
in association with the Festival of Archaeology.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free of Charge

Website

https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/public-site/oxfordshire-museum

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

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Getting there

By road: Via A44 Oxford to Evesham. Turn into Woodtsock town centre.
By Bus: S3 fron Oxford, 242 from Witney.

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