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You can visit our online collections and tours 7 days a week.
Following government recommendations, we have shut the Museum to the public to minimise the risks of person-to-person transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
This means our doors on Broad Street are temporarily closed — we will update you as soon as we are open again.
In the meantime, we warmly invite you to experience the museum online: keep scrolling to find out more.
For a simple overview of the Collections on each floor, it's worth downloading the Museum Guide.
If you only have a few minutes to explore, take a look at the Highlight Objects on each floor before taking the Virtual Tour.
You can carry around our Curator, Stephen, on your phone or tablet.
Just download the Pocket Curator app, put your headphones on and relax while Stephen tells you the human stories behind seven objects.
Watch videos and animations — and try the instruments out for yourself.
Take a look at our 360-degree virtual tour — you can:
The Entrance Gallery houses the reception and shop, and items relating to:
The main Basement Gallery displays:
The basement also holds the Special Exhibition Gallery, where we usually hold two temporary exhibitions each year.
Find out about our facilities, events and trails for families.
We're already planning family events for when we're open again, so follow us on social media to stay in touch with the latest news.
The Museum has a regular programme of events, including talks, lectures, workshops and gallery tours for adults and young people.
We're already looking ahead to the autumn, so stay in touch with us on social media for the latest news.
Where to find us
We're based in the centre of Oxford on Broad Street, next to the Sheldonian Theatre.
Travelling by train or bus: It's a 15-minute walk from the train station and we're just under 10 minutes from the bus station.
Travelling by road: Take a look at the parking information beneath the map.
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Park and Ride
Car and Coach parks
Visitors with special needs
Daytime parking in central Oxford is limited.
If you're visiting us from outside the City, our Council encourages you to use one of the five Park & Ride services.
There’s one located at each of the main roads into the City and they run frequent bus services into the City Centre.
The main car park and coach park for the City is on Oxpens Road — check the Oxford City Council website for details of all city-centre parking.
Coaches are able to drop off and pick up in Broad Street; we advise groups travelling in a minibus to use the Park & Ride.
For cars, there is pay-and-display parking close to the Museum in Broad Street, Mansfield Road and Blackhall Road.
Take a look at the Oxfordshire County Council website to find out about on-street parking in Oxford.
If you have special needs — or you are a carer for a visitor with additional needs — take a look at our Access Guide to the Museum.
There are also Access Guides to all the University Galleries, Libraries and Museums on the University website.
We’re here to help, so do get in touch with us if you need more information before planning your visit:
Tel: +44 (0) 1865 277293
Planning on visiting the Museum in a group once we re-open? Please book in advance!