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

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’s exhibitions and activity spaces are currently closed for an exciting period of redevelopment and will reopen on Saturday 4 April 2020. Tickets are now on sale and are available to pre-book via the website or by calling 01865 807600.

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 Day I Fell Into A Book

    01-May-2020 19:00 PM - 20:00 PM
    42 Pembroke Street

    Enter a magical world in this unique immersive storytelling adventure.

    8 - 16 years
    5/1/2020 7:00:00 PM 5/1/2020 8:00:00 PM

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

    The Day I Fell Into A Book
    42 Pembroke Street, OX1 1BP
  • Oxford

    David Gibb's Family Jukebox

    02-May-2020 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

    Songwriter and performer David Gibb presents his Family Jukebox! Guaranteed to have both parents and children singing along in no time, this is music the whole family can enjoy together.

    2 - 16 years
    5/2/2020 11:00:00 AM 5/2/2020 11:45:00 AM

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

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

    Tongue Tied & Twisted

    09-May-2020 19:00 PM - 20:45 PM

    Indian storytelling for the 21st century, blending traditional Indian Punjabi folk tales, urban hip hop and classical South Asian sounds.

    14 - 16 years
    5/9/2020 7:00:00 PM 5/9/2020 8:45:00 PM

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

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

    Rhythm and Poetry

    16-May-2020 14:00 PM - 15:00 PM

    Story Museum artist in residence and award-winning wordsmith, hip hop artist and poet, Karl Nova performs extracts from his acclaimed book, Rhythm and Poetry.

    11 - 16 years
    5/16/2020 2:00:00 PM 5/16/2020 3:00:00 PM

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

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

    One Thousand and One Nights

    21-May-2020 19:00 PM - 21:00 PM

    Fabulous Egyptian storyteller Chirine El Ansary brings some of the most intriguing and surprising 1001 stories to life in a captivating evening at The Story Museum featuring a rich mix of the most fam...

    14 - 16 years
    5/21/2020 7:00:00 PM 5/21/2020 9:00:00 PM

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

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

    Meet Pippi Longstocking

    26-May-2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Celebrating 75 years of Astrid Lindgren's much-loved Pippi Longstocking, acclaimed storyteller, Danyah Miller, introduces the strongest girl in the world to young audiences.

    5 - 16 years
    5/26/2020 11:00:00 AM 5/26/2020 12:00:00 PM

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

    The Story Museum
    42 Pembroke Street, OX1 1BP

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