Oxford

The Story Museum


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 anunusual 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.

Find us at...

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

Our Events

  • Oxford

    ABC... Story

    19 July 2019

    Explore a different story each week. Each session includes a welcome, a story, a stay-and-play time and an activity – messy play, movement or creative play.

    0 - 3 years
  • Oxford

    ABC... Story

    23 July 2019

    Explore a different story each week. Each session includes a welcome, a story, a stay-and-play time and an activity – messy play, movement or creative play.

    0 - 3 years
  • FREE
    Oxford

    Story Bites

    24 July 2019

    Come and join us for a storytelling session in the Story Cafe, with picture books, games, props and lots of joining in. Whether it’s a Giant Jam Sandwich, Handa’s Fruit Salad Surprise or e...

    0 - 3 years
  • FREE
    Oxford

    Story Bites

    25 July 2019

    Come and join us for a storytelling session in the Story Cafe, with picture books, games, props and lots of joining in. Whether it’s a Giant Jam Sandwich, Handa’s Fruit Salad Surprise or e...

    0 - 3 years
  • Oxford

    ABC... Story

    26 July 2019

    Explore a different story each week. Each session includes a welcome, a story, a stay-and-play time and an activity – messy play, movement or creative play.

    0 - 3 years
  • Oxford

    Summer Story Walk: The Wind in the Willows

    27 July 2019

    Join our storyteller guide and retrace a well-known story through special locations across Oxford. This hour long walk is full of puzzles, games and lots of joining in! This Summer Story Walk’s ...

    3 - 16 years
  • Oxford

    Summer Story Makers: Viking Myths

    29 July 2019

    Come for a week of stories and activities and earn a Discover Arts Award with our brilliant full week summer course. From Thor to Freya, explore the world of Viking mythology with our Summer Story Mak...

    8 - 12 years
  • Oxford

    Summer Story Makers: Viking Storytelling

    30 July 2019

    Viking Mythology is brimming with dramatic stories from mighty giants to mischievous gods, gruesome demons to fantastical creatures. Explore what makes a great Viking myth with Anna O’Brian and ...

    8 - 12 years
  • Oxford

    ABC... Story

    30 July 2019

    Explore a different story each week. Each session includes a welcome, a story, a stay-and-play time and an activity – messy play, movement or creative play.

    0 - 3 years
  • Oxford

    Summer Story Makers: Prop Making Course

    31 July 2019

    Work with a professional prop maker and set designer Rachael Twyford to bring the magic of Asgard to life and transform into a mighty hero or heroine!

    8 - 12 years
  • FREE
    Oxford

    Story Bites

    31 July 2019

    Come and join us for a storytelling session in the Story Cafe, with picture books, games, props and lots of joining in. Whether it’s a Giant Jam Sandwich, Handa’s Fruit Salad Surprise or e...

    0 - 3 years
  • Oxford

    Summer Story Makers: Comic Book Making

    01 August 2019

    Join Zak Simmonds to discover how myths are told through comics and have a chance to invent your own.

    8 - 12 years
  • FREE
    Oxford

    Story Bites

    01 August 2019

    Come and join us for a storytelling session in the Story Cafe, with picture books, games, props and lots of joining in. Whether it’s a Giant Jam Sandwich, Handa’s Fruit Salad Surprise or e...

    0 - 3 years
  • Oxford

    ABC... Story

    02 August 2019

    Explore a different story each week. Each session includes a welcome, a story, a stay-and-play time and an activity – messy play, movement or creative play.

    0 - 3 years
  • Oxford

    Summer Story Makers: The Jungle Book

    05 August 2019

    Come for a week of stories and activities and earn a Discover Arts Award with our brilliant full week summer course. Explore The Jungle Book through hiphop, breakdance and graffiti with Baby...

    8 - 12 years
  • Oxford

    ABC... Story

    06 August 2019

    Explore a different story each week. Each session includes a welcome, a story, a stay-and-play time and an activity – messy play, movement or creative play.

    0 - 3 years
  • FREE
    Oxford

    Story Bites

    07 August 2019

    Come and join us for a storytelling session in the Story Cafe, with picture books, games, props and lots of joining in. Whether it’s a Giant Jam Sandwich, Handa’s Fruit Salad Surprise or e...

    0 - 3 years
  • FREE
    Oxford

    Story Bites

    08 August 2019

    Come and join us for a storytelling session in the Story Cafe, with picture books, games, props and lots of joining in. Whether it’s a Giant Jam Sandwich, Handa’s Fruit Salad Surprise or e...

    0 - 3 years
  • Oxford

    Break Dance Workshop

    08 August 2019

    Join UK Breakdance champions,The Trinity Warriors, for a break dancing workshop, then wow your friends with you amazing new moves!

    8 - 16 years
  • Oxford

    ABC... Story

    09 August 2019

    Explore a different story each week. Each session includes a welcome, a story, a stay-and-play time and an activity – messy play, movement or creative play.

    0 - 3 years
  • Oxford

    ABC... Story

    13 August 2019

    Explore a different story each week. Each session includes a welcome, a story, a stay-and-play time and an activity – messy play, movement or creative play.

    0 - 3 years
  • FREE
    Oxford

    Story Bites

    14 August 2019

    Come and join us for a storytelling session in the Story Cafe, with picture books, games, props and lots of joining in. Whether it’s a Giant Jam Sandwich, Handa’s Fruit Salad Surprise or e...

    0 - 3 years
  • FREE
    Oxford

    Story Bites

    15 August 2019

    Come and join us for a storytelling session in the Story Cafe, with picture books, games, props and lots of joining in. Whether it’s a Giant Jam Sandwich, Handa’s Fruit Salad Surprise or e...

    0 - 3 years
  • Oxford

    ABC... Story

    16 August 2019

    Explore a different story each week. Each session includes a welcome, a story, a stay-and-play time and an activity – messy play, movement or creative play.

    0 - 3 years
  • Oxford

    ABC... Story

    20 August 2019

    Explore a different story each week. Each session includes a welcome, a story, a stay-and-play time and an activity – messy play, movement or creative play.

    0 - 3 years
  • FREE
    Oxford

    Story Bites

    21 August 2019

    Come and join us for a storytelling session in the Story Cafe, with picture books, games, props and lots of joining in. Whether it’s a Giant Jam Sandwich, Handa’s Fruit Salad Surprise or e...

    0 - 3 years
  • FREE
    Oxford

    Story Bites

    22 August 2019

    Come and join us for a storytelling session in the Story Cafe, with picture books, games, props and lots of joining in. Whether it’s a Giant Jam Sandwich, Handa’s Fruit Salad Surprise or e...

    0 - 3 years
  • Oxford

    ABC... Story

    23 August 2019

    Explore a different story each week. Each session includes a welcome, a story, a stay-and-play time and an activity – messy play, movement or creative play.

    0 - 3 years
  • Oxford

    ABC... Story

    27 August 2019

    Explore a different story each week. Each session includes a welcome, a story, a stay-and-play time and an activity – messy play, movement or creative play.

    0 - 3 years
  • FREE
    Oxford

    Story Bites

    28 August 2019

    Come and join us for a storytelling session in the Story Cafe, with picture books, games, props and lots of joining in. Whether it’s a Giant Jam Sandwich, Handa’s Fruit Salad Surprise or e...

    0 - 3 years
  • FREE
    Oxford

    Story Bites

    29 August 2019

    Come and join us for a storytelling session in the Story Cafe, with picture books, games, props and lots of joining in. Whether it’s a Giant Jam Sandwich, Handa’s Fruit Salad Surprise or e...

    0 - 3 years
  • Oxford

    ABC... Story

    30 August 2019

    Explore a different story each week. Each session includes a welcome, a story, a stay-and-play time and an activity – messy play, movement or creative play.

    0 - 3 years
  • Oxford

    Summer Story Walks: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

    31 August 2019
    42 Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP

    Join our storyteller guide and retrace a well-known story through special locations across Oxford.

    3 - 16 years
  • Oxford

    Neill Cameron’s Comic Club Plus

    05 October 2019

    Develop your comic-making skills and share ideas with like-minded enthusiasts. Awesome comic, artist Neill Cameron, will be on hand to offer helpful advice and tips.

    12 - 16 years
  • Oxford

    Neill Cameron’s Comic Club Plus

    02 November 2019

    Develop your comic-making skills and share ideas with like-minded enthusiasts. Awesome comic, artist Neill Cameron, will be on hand to offer helpful advice and tips.

    12 - 16 years
  • Oxford

    Neill Cameron’s Comic Club Plus

    07 December 2019

    Develop your comic-making skills and share ideas with like-minded enthusiasts. Awesome comic, artist Neill Cameron, will be on hand to offer helpful advice and tips.

    12 - 16 years

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