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The Story Museum, Oxford

3.7
#6 of 13 in Museums in Oxford
The Story Museum celebrates story in all forms and explores their enduring power to teach and delight.

Founded in 2003, The Story Museum began by taking stories and storytellers into schools and communities.

Since 2009, we have gradually been transforming a large, dilapidated building in the centre of Oxford into an unusual museum, with the help of authors, artists, teachers and other cultural organisations and volunteers of all ages.

In Spring 2014, we celebrated the first phase of our development with refurbished facilities, the opening of a shop and cafe, new events and a major exhibition: 26 Characters.

Our aim is to create an international centre which will inspire present and future generations. We still have far to go in order to complete our vision and transform the rest of our building – but we’re on our way!

Once complete, the Story Museum will be open six days a week all year round, offering a varied programme of exhibitions and events. We then expect to attract 100,000 visitors a year.

The Story Museum is a not-for-profit company and registered charity number 1107809.
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  • This was a perfect day out with my nephews who absolutely love books. They especially loved the story throne where they could dress up and walk up to the throne where it announced their arrival. For y...  more »
  • My kids were a bit too young to really appreciate this venue. I would say from about 8 years upwards, once they have really started to enjoy reading and will know some of the books featured in the mus...  more »
  • Many thematic rooms. One in which there were many costumes kids could use to play, other with many books, other with a huge bed...would definitely visit again soon.  more »
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  • Whilst I appreciate a new building is under construction ....it's a very small tight squeeze cafe an surely instead of focusing on everything vegan /veggie you could have a couple of healthy things on menu for people who are not veggie/vegan. Upstairs was a bit squashed 're doing the stones but Rhona was amazing with the children. Also I had request twice that their was NO paper towels in disabled toilet to dry hands with.
  • Story reading for small children. Nice little cafe. Excellent story reader whip engaged the children very well. A very enjoyable hour!
  • Despite the fact that most of the museum is closed for major renovations, this was still a hit. My daughter loved the speaking throne, a truly fantastic idea, and she loved dressing up. The little shop has some nice books and little gifts. The cafe looked like it had a small but nice selection of cakes and tea/coffee, but there was a bit of a wait and the handful of tables were taken so didn't try it. Strongly recommend for children under 10 (ish).
  • What an amazing find! A beautiful book shop and cafe, we didn't have time for the events but loved the atmosphere and lovely books. The staff were so friendly and helpful and the best bit for me - are two lamps outside, being a Tolkien fan this was brilliant. ❤️
  • Good museum. Well explained story of Oxford. Excelent staff.
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