The Story Museum
42 Pembroke Street, Oxford Oxfordshire OX1 1BP
Oxford

The Story Museum


 

The Story Museum is a most unusual museum located in the heart of Oxford celebrating the power of stories to teach and delight.

The museum is currently undergoing a period phased of reopening in line with government guidelines in response to the Covid19 pandemic. For the latest information please visit www.storymuseum.org.uk.

When the museum reopens, visitors will encounter gallery and activity spaces which encourage adults and children alike to lose themselves in their imagination. Highlights include the Whispering Wood - a mysterious forest resounding with oral stories from around the globe - and Small Worlds - a patchwork play space featuring well-loved picture book characters. Malorie Blackman and Philip Pullman, who are patrons of the museum, will have their work featured in the Enchanted Library, an immersive gallery that invites visitors to step inside scenes from eight selected children’s stories. The magic of live storytelling will be celebrated in the museum’s 100+ seat theatre, hosting small-scale shops as well as puppetry, author and illustrator talks and film screenings.

The shop and café reopened in February 2020.

Find us at...

  • The Story Museum
  • 42 Pembroke Street
  • Oxford
  • Oxfordshire
  • OX1 1BP

Our Physical Events

In light of the coronavirus emergency, please contact us directly to check if events are going ahead.
  • Oxford

    The Galleries at The Story Museum

    07-Sep-2021 09:30 AM - 03-Jan-2022 15:30 PM

    Climb the sweeping staircase from our sky-scaped courtyard to the Galleries with immersive exhibitions inspired by our 1001 Stories Collection. Entrance to the Galleries includes The Portal, The Whisp...

    5 - 16 years
    2021-09-07T09:30:00Z 2022-01-03T15:30:00Z

    Climb the sweeping staircase from our sky-scaped courtyard to the Galleries with immersive exhibitions inspired by our 1001 Stories Collection. Entrance to the Galleries includes The Portal, The Whisp...

    42 Pembroke Street, OX1 1BP
  • Oxford

    Small Worlds at The Story Museum

    16-Oct-2021 09:45 AM - 17-Oct-2021 16:45 PM

    Small Worlds is a story-play gallery for pre-school and younger primary school aged children.

    0 - 5 years
    2021-10-16T09:45:00Z 2021-10-17T16:45:00Z

    Small Worlds is a story-play gallery for pre-school and younger primary school aged children.

    42 Pembroke Street, OX1 1BP
  • Oxford

    Small Worlds at The Story Museum

    19-Oct-2021 09:45 AM - 22-Oct-2021 15:15 PM

    Small Worlds is a story-play gallery for pre-school and younger primary school aged children.

    0 - 5 years
    2021-10-19T09:45:00Z 2021-10-22T15:15:00Z

    Small Worlds is a story-play gallery for pre-school and younger primary school aged children.

    42 Pembroke Street, OX1 1BP
  • Oxford

    Small Worlds at The Story Museum

    23-Oct-2021 09:45 AM - 31-Oct-2021 16:45 PM

    Small Worlds is a story-play gallery for pre-school and younger primary school aged children.

    0 - 5 years
    2021-10-23T09:45:00Z 2021-10-31T16:45:00Z

    Small Worlds is a story-play gallery for pre-school and younger primary school aged children.

    42 Pembroke Street, OX1 1BP
  • Oxford

    Suitcase Stories

    23-Oct-2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Unpack some puppet fun and get carried away in puppeteer Emma Boor's luggage of well-loved tales.

    2 - 16 years
    2021-10-23T11:00:00Z 2021-10-23T12:00:00Z

    Unpack some puppet fun and get carried away in puppeteer Emma Boor's luggage of well-loved tales.

    42 Pembroke Street, OX1 1BP
  • Oxford

    Small Worlds at The Story Museum

    02-Nov-2021 09:45 AM - 05-Nov-2021 15:15 PM

    Small Worlds is a story-play gallery for pre-school and younger primary school aged children.

    0 - 5 years
    2021-11-02T09:45:00Z 2021-11-05T15:15:00Z

    Small Worlds is a story-play gallery for pre-school and younger primary school aged children.

    42 Pembroke Street, OX1 1BP
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