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The Story Museum

5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)
  • Oxford
  • Indoor
  • Ages 4+
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Attraction closed

As a result of the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak,The Story Museum is currently closed to the public, however the gardens are still open. We'll keep this updated with news of when it might be open again, but always recommend to check before you travel.

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Attraction Information

The Story Museum’s exhibitions and spaces are currently closed for redevelopment, with plans to reopen in 2020. In the meantime, you can still visit the Changing Room for FREE

Step off the page into a world of colour, characters and literary delights. You’ve discovered The Story Museum! 

The museum regularly produces new installations in collaboration with illustrators, and parents bring their little ones back time and time again for poetry and storytelling, or screenings of Disney classics in the museum cinema.

The essential draw, however, is the incredible Changing Room. Choose from an entire universe of costumes, step out onto the red carpet and hear your self-appointed name announced for all to hear! You'll also get to discover fascinating pop-up stories and take a glorious photo on the Talking Throne

  • Immersive experiences based on children’s books
  • Possibly the world’s greatest dressing up box
  • An array of activities including cinema, storytelling and dance
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Opening hours

Reopens in 2020


General Admission
Adults (16+): £7.50
Kids (2-15): £5.00
Under 2's: Free
Concessions: £5.00
Family (4 persons): £20.00

Travel & Contact Information


42 Pembroke Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 1BP, England

Phone number

01865 790050



Click here to visit The Story Museum's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

The nearest public car park is is the Oxpens Car Park.

Yes, there are toilets and accessible toilets.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

The Story Cafe
Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 - 17:00

Yes, The Story Museum is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

No, The Story Museum have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Assistance/Guide Dogs only.


Our favourite place in Oxford - truly magical 5 out of 5 stars

There is no place quite like the dressing up room at the story museum, it's truly something very special. And all that after you've stepped through the back of the wardrobe into Narnia. We got back time and time again and it never fails to disappoint, especially as they're always adding new stuff too.

catherinew, Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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