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
Mechanical Circus Family Day
- 25 May 2019 10:30am-4pm
Join us for the launch of our fantastic summer exhibition, where you can try your hand at a range of exciting circus skills and get hands-on with a range of fun creative crafts.
No need to book, just come along and join us! There may be a short wait for activities.
- Any age
Circus skills included in exhibition ticket price.
Craft activities FREE
Mechanical Circus Exhibition
- 25 May — 7 September 2019
Go back in time with Banbury Museum and remember those idyllic childhood days of magic and curiosity, where the marvels of the fairground and circus brought imaginations to life.
Mechanical Circus is a wonderfully nostalgic journey through the good old days of pre-electric entertainment. With lots of magical buttons to press and optical illusions to explore, the exhibition is truly interactive and is perfect for kids aged 1-100! Visitors can put their head in a lion’s mouth, lift the strongman weights or pose at the ‘beach’ – ideal for those family photo memories.
The exhibition includes Banbury Museum’s first international loans and features 20 historic artefacts from the Museum Boerhaave in The Netherlands. With over 40 automata exhibits and 10 interactive games, all displayed in an immersive carnival atmosphere, the exhibition promises a truly memorable experience for all the family.
- Any age
£5 adult, £4 concession, £3 children (under fives free). Family ticket £15.
Spiceball Park Rd