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

    17-Jul-2021 09:30 AM - 05-Sep-2021 18:00 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
    7/17/2021 9:30:00 AM 9/5/2021 6:00:00 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...

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

    City of Stories at The Story Museum

    17-Jul-2021 09:30 AM - 05-Sep-2021 17:30 PM

    Board our fantastical Storycraft and fly through a thousand years of Oxford's story history. Your film experience will transport you to stories including Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderla...

    5 - 16 years
    7/17/2021 9:30:00 AM 9/5/2021 5:30:00 PM

    Board our fantastical Storycraft and fly through a thousand years of Oxford's story history. Your film experience will transport you to stories including Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderla...

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

    Small Worlds at The Story Museum

    17-Jul-2021 09:45 AM - 05-Sep-2021 17:00 PM

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

    0 - 5 years
    7/17/2021 9:45:00 AM 9/5/2021 5:00:00 PM

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

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

    Meet Astrid Lindgren's Pippi Longstocking

    31-Jul-2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Celebrating Astrid Lindgen's much-loved hero Pippi Longstocking, acclaimed storyteller, Danyah Miller, introduces 'the strongest girl in the world' to young audiences.

    5 - 16 years
    7/31/2021 11:00:00 AM 7/31/2021 12:00:00 PM

    Celebrating Astrid Lindgen's much-loved hero Pippi Longstocking, acclaimed storyteller, Danyah Miller, introduces 'the strongest girl in the world' to young audiences.

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

    Meet Astrid Lindgren's Pippi Longstocking

    31-Jul-2021 14:30 PM - 15:30 PM

    Celebrating Astrid Lindgen's much-loved hero Pippi Longstocking, acclaimed storyteller, Danyah Miller, introduces 'the strongest girl in the world' to young audiences.

    5 - 16 years
    7/31/2021 2:30:00 PM 7/31/2021 3:30:00 PM

    Celebrating Astrid Lindgen's much-loved hero Pippi Longstocking, acclaimed storyteller, Danyah Miller, introduces 'the strongest girl in the world' to young audiences.

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

    Sunshine Story Walk

    01-Aug-2021 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

    Join one of our talented Story Guides for a walk through the city to Christ Church Meadow, telling stories of vengeful rabbits in Africa, a secret fruit tree in the Amazon, and a foolish frog in Austr...

    3 - 16 years
    8/1/2021 10:15:00 AM 8/1/2021 11:15:00 AM

    Join one of our talented Story Guides for a walk through the city to Christ Church Meadow, telling stories of vengeful rabbits in Africa, a secret fruit tree in the Amazon, and a foolish frog in Austr...

    The Story Museum
    42 Pembroke Street, Oxfordshire OX1 1BP
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