Welcome to Banbury Museum! We are a family friendly museum located in Banbury’s town centre, next to the idyllic canal side.
The Civil War, plush manufacturing, the Victorian market town, costume from the 17th century to the present day, Tooley’s Boatyard and the Oxford Canal, are just some of the stories illustrated in the museum. There are also regularly changing exhibitions and activities to ensure that there is always something new to see and do.
Monday - Saturday 0930 - 1700
Sunday 1030 - 1630
Bank holidays Sunday opening times
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day and Easter Sunday.
( There is a charge for entry to temporary exhibitions )
◾Lift access from the museum shop on to museum floor
◾Lift access to all floors of the museum
◾Accessible toilet on the ground floor
◾Baby change facilities on all floors
◾Various parking options surrounding the museum
Archaeology, Archives, Costume and Textiles, Inland Waterways, Industry, Social History
Ironstone Art Prize 2018
- 3 February — 10 March 2018
Art exhibition and competition, showcasing the best artwork by artists in the region.
All artists within a 20-mile radius of Banbury are invited to enter work (which may include photography, sculpture and other media). Competition is likely to be intense, with the best entries selected for exhibiting by a panel of five independent judges. The artist with the best artwork on show will lift the Ironstone Art Prize trophy.
The competition has prizes totalling £1,000 to compete for, including £750 for the overall Ironstone Art Prize winner. The Ironstone Under 25s winner will receive £150 and there will be a People’s Prize (£100) sponsored by The Artery, Banbury’s leading supplier of fine art materials. All work being entered will need to be brought to the museum on entry day, 24 January
Artists: please see the website for terms & conditions and the entry form.
The Ironstone Art Prize Judging Panel 2018 are:
Professor Steven Parissien
Chief Executive and Artistic Director of Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park
Senior Tutor in Fine Art Print, Royal College of Art
Visual Arts Producer, Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham
Managing Director of Jonathan Cooper Park Walk Gallery, London
Fine Art Photographer, lecturer and author
Please check the website before travelling. The museum is closed on Sundays.
- Any age
Free Admission to Exhibition
(a fee applies to submit work to the competition )
Archaeological Finds Surgery
- 6 February 2018 10am-5pm
- 6 March 2018 10am-5pm
Have your archaeological finds identified and recorded by the Finds Liason Office for Oxfordshire and West Berkshire, Anni Byard.
Spiceball Park Rd