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New museum plans - view 2

New Ground Floor Gallery

The galleries will give us the opportunity to explore key themes about Oxford

Museum Makers Space

The Lower Ground Floor will be created to allow visitors to be more hands on and creative

Improved Facilities

The new Lower Ground Floor will mean schools, groups and volunteers using this floor will experience a more user friendly space

Oxford’s Hidden Histories will see us transform our current Museum spaces and expand into what used to be the Museum of Oxford. The new museum will have:

  • Improved and contemporary galleries, exploring new themes and stories
  • A new welcome area and gift shop
  • Museum Makers area
  • Learning space
  • Full accessibility
  • Removed the 1970s intrusive building work and restored the Victorian grandeur of the Grade II* listed Town Hall

The service we offer will also be developed:

  • New and updated schools’ workshops
  • Integrating community projects into flexible displays
  • Talks, tours and new workshops
  • Family activities and events in the new spaces