The Story Museum | Day Out With The Kids

The Story Museum

5 star Rating 5 / 5 1 reviews

Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

Attraction Information

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Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)

Venue type: Indoor

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


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Picnics Picnics Allowed
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available Nearby

Getting There and Contact Information


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


Click here to visit The Story Museum's website
01865 790050

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

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

More Information

Pets allowed

Assistance/Guide Dogs only.

Parking facilities

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

Eating information

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


Our favourite place in Oxford - truly magical

5 star Rating 5 / 5

Written by catherinew . 31.03.17

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.