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

    21-Jan-2022 09:30 AM - 05-Sep-2022 16:00 PM

    Discover our magical museum for all ages. Explore oral stories in our Whispering Wood, discover Narnia, The Hundred Acre Wood, and Wonderland in the Enchanted Library, and find a new sense of purpose ...

    5 - 16 years
    2022-01-21T09:30:00Z 2022-09-05T16:00:00Z

    Discover our magical museum for all ages. Explore oral stories in our Whispering Wood, discover Narnia, The Hundred Acre Wood, and Wonderland in the Enchanted Library, and find a new sense of purpose ...

    42 Pembroke Street, Oxfordshire OX1 !BP
  • Oxford

    City of Stories film experience at The Story Museum

    21-Jan-2022 09:30 AM - 05-Sep-2022 17:00 PM

    Your film experience will transport you to stories including Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Lord of the Rings and His Dark Materials. Powered by your imagination, our ...

    5 - 16 years
    2022-01-21T09:30:00Z 2022-09-05T17:00:00Z

    Your film experience will transport you to stories including Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Lord of the Rings and His Dark Materials. Powered by your imagination, our ...

    42 Pembroke Street, Oxfordshire OX1 1BP
  • Oxford

    Small Worlds at The Story Museum

    21-Jan-2022 09:45 AM - 05-Sep-2022 15:45 PM

    Small Worlds sessions start with a special song, followed by a featured story with crafting (Tue-Thu, Sat-Sun) or messy play (Fri). You'll then be free to explore the five story-themed zones for the r...

    0 - 5 years
    2022-01-21T09:45:00Z 2022-09-05T15:45:00Z

    Small Worlds sessions start with a special song, followed by a featured story with crafting (Tue-Thu, Sat-Sun) or messy play (Fri). You'll then be free to explore the five story-themed zones for the r...

    42 Pembroke Street, Oxfordshire OX1 1BP
  • Oxford

    Tom Thumb

    30-Jan-2022 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

    Performed entirely on and under a kitchen table this wee wonder of a show is full of magic with feathery spinning birds, a flying house and a portable forest. Performed by CBeebies' Patrick Lynch, who...

    3 - 9 years
    2022-01-30T11:30:00Z 2022-01-30T12:15:00Z

    Performed entirely on and under a kitchen table this wee wonder of a show is full of magic with feathery spinning birds, a flying house and a portable forest. Performed by CBeebies' Patrick Lynch, who...

    42 Pembroke Street, Oxfordshire OX1 1BP
  • Oxford

    Tom Thumb

    30-Jan-2022 14:30 PM - 15:15 PM

    Performed entirely on and under a kitchen table this wee wonder of a show is full of magic with feathery spinning birds, a flying house and a portable forest. Performed by CBeebies' Patrick Lynch, who...

    3 - 9 years
    2022-01-30T14:30:00Z 2022-01-30T15:15:00Z

    Performed entirely on and under a kitchen table this wee wonder of a show is full of magic with feathery spinning birds, a flying house and a portable forest. Performed by CBeebies' Patrick Lynch, who...

    42 Pembroke Street, OX1 1BP
  • Oxford

    David Gibb's Family Jukebox

    05-Feb-2022 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

    Give your family a musical experience to remember with David Gibb’s Family Jukebox. Join David and his magical, musical Jukebox as he takes you on a trip through his hilarious and often surreal ...

    2 - 7 years
    2022-02-05T11:00:00Z 2022-02-05T11:45:00Z

    Give your family a musical experience to remember with David Gibb’s Family Jukebox. Join David and his magical, musical Jukebox as he takes you on a trip through his hilarious and often surreal ...

    42 Pembroke Street, OX1 1BP
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