List of museums in Oxfordshire

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This list of museums in Oxfordshire, England contains museums which are defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Also included are non-profit art galleries and university art galleries with permanent collections. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included.

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Name Image Town/City Region Type Summary
Abingdon County Hall Museum DSCN3060-abingdon-market-hall.JPG Abingdon Vale of White Horse Local Local history, archaeology, contemporary crafts
Ashdown House Ashdown House.jpg Ashbury Vale of White Horse Historic house Operated by the National Trust, 17th-century country house
Ashmolean Museum Ashmolean.jpg Oxford Oxford Multiple Oxford University museum, art, antiquities, archaeology, artifacts from Ancient Egypt, the Mediterranean and Near East, coins
Aston Martin Heritage Trust Museum Drayton St. Leonard South Oxfordshire Automobile Aston Martin cars and history
Banbury Museum Banbury Cherwell Local History of Banbury
Bate Collection of Musical Instruments
Clarinettes d'amour Bate.jpg
Oxford Oxford Music Oxford University museum, historic musical instruments, mainly for Western classical music, from the medieval period onwards
Benson Veteran Cycle Museum Benson South Oxfordshire Transport Veteran and vintage cycles dating from 1818 to 1930, open by appointment
Blenheim Palace The West Front, Blenheim Palace. - - 138111.jpg Woodstock West Oxfordshire Historic house 17th century opulent country house, collections of fine and decorative art, birthplace of Winston Churchill
Bloxham Village Museum Bloxham Village Museum - - 238459.jpg Bloxham Cherwell Local Local history, culture
Broughton Castle Broughton castle2.jpg Broughton Cherwell Historic house Medieval manor house
Buscot Park G's Buscot Park 1.jpg Faringdon Vale of White Horse Historic house Operated by the National Trust, 18th-century country house with ornate interior, art collection
Champs Chapel Museum of East Hendred Champs Chapel Museum in East Hendred - - 1308806.jpg East Hendred Vale of White Horse Local History of East Hendred
Charlbury Museum Charlbury West Oxfordshire Local Local history, industry, trades and tools, costumes, household items
Chastleton House Chastleton House 04.jpg Chastleton West Oxfordshire Historic house Operated by the National Trust, 17th century Jacobean country house
Chipping Norton Museum Chipping Norton West Oxfordshire Local Local history, archaeology, agriculture, industry
Christ Church Picture Gallery A Grotesque Head, by Leonardo da Vinci.jpg Oxford Oxford Art Art museum at Christ Church, features Old Master paintings and drawings
Churchill & Sarsden Heritage Centre Churchill West Oxfordshire Local Local history
Cogges Manor Farm Museum Cogges Manor Farm Museum - - 745300.jpg Witney West Oxfordshire Farm Victorian era farm and historic house
Combe Mill Work in Progress at Combe Mill - - 1013806.jpg Combe West Oxfordshire Technology Preserved beam engine and timber mill
Didcot Railway Centre 1338 Didcot Railway Centre.jpg Didcot South Oxfordshire Railway Railway engines with outdoor track
Dorchester Abbey Museum Dorchester Abbey Museum - - 1094636.jpg Dorchester South Oxfordshire Religious History of Dorchester Abbey and local history
Earth Trust Centre Project Timescape - - 1243207.jpg Little Wittenham South Oxfordshire Natural history Area landscape ecology and conservation
Greys Court Greys Court.jpg Rotherfield Greys South Oxfordshire Historic house Operated by the National Trust, Tudor country house and gardens
Hook Norton Brewery Hook norton brewery 1.jpg Hook Norton Cherwell Food Brewery tours and museum
Kelmscott Manor Cogges Manor Farm Museum - - 745300.jpg Kelmscott West Oxfordshire Historic house Late 16th-century country house, interior designed by owner William Morris
Mapledurham House MapledurhamHouse01.JPG Mapledurham South Oxfordshire Historic house Elizabethan stately home, grounds include Mapledurham Watermill
Mapledurham Watermill Mapledurham Watermill 1.JPG Mapledurham South Oxfordshire Mill 18th century watermill, located on the grounds of Mapledurham House
Modern Art Oxford ModernArtOxford.jpg Oxford Oxford Art Modern art exhibitions, formerly known as The Museum of Modern Art, Oxford
Museum of the History of Science Marconi's Coherer Receiver at Oxford Museum History of Science.jpg Oxford Oxford Science Oxford University museum in the Old Ashmolean building, collection of historic scientific instruments
Museum of Oxford Museum of Oxford 1.jpg Oxford Oxford Local History of the city of Oxford and the University of Oxford, geology, natural history, archaeology,
Nuffield Place Nuffield Place-4311428181.jpg Nuffield South Oxfordshire Historic house Operated by the National Trust, 20th-century home of Lord Nuffield, founder of the Morris Motor Company, and his wife
Oxford Bus Museum City of Oxford Motor Services AEC Regent III RTs at the Oxford Bus Museum.jpg Long Hanborough West Oxfordshire Transport Bus and road transport, Morris Motors LImited automobiles
Oxford Castle – Unlocked Oxford Castle.JPG Oxford Oxford Prison Costumed guided tours of the crypt, castle, 18th-century debtors tower and prison D-wing, prison artifacts
The Oxfordshire Museum The Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock - - 1408025.jpg Woodstock West Oxfordshire Multiple Local history, popular culture, contemporary arts and crafts, archaeology, natural history, garden with life-size Megalosaurus and dinosaur footprints
Oxford University Museum of Natural History Natural History Museum and Pitt River Museum.jpg Oxford Oxford Natural history Oxford University museum, displays of animals, insects, fossils, dinosaurs, rocks and minerals
Oxford University Press Museum Oxford University Press - - 486330.jpg Oxford Oxford Multiple Oxford University museum, art, antiquities, archaeology, artifacts from Ancient Egypt, the Mediterranean and Near East, coins
Pendon Museum Pendon's Madderport.JPG Long Wittenham South Oxfordshire Railway Model railways showing typical scenes on the Great Western Railway of the 1920s
Pitt Rivers Museum Pitt-rivers-m2.jpg Oxford Oxford Anthropology Oxford University museum, based on the collection of General Augustus Pitt Rivers, archaeological and ethnographic objects from all parts of the world, includes musical instruments, weapons, masks, textiles, jewellery, tools, armour, ceramics
River and Rowing Museum River-Rowing-Museum-Henley.jpg Henley-on-Thames South Oxfordshire Sport, local Covers the River Thames, the sport of rowing, and the town of Henley
Science Oxford Oxford Oxford Science Connections between science, enterprise, and society
Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum Woodstock West Oxfordshire Military How conflict affected the county, including WWII airfields, home life
Stonor Park Stonor House - - 832650.jpg Stonor South Oxfordshire Historic house Country house and gardens, features family portraits, stained glass, old Master Drawings, European bronzes, contemporary ceramics
The Story Museum Cryptoclidus oxford.jpg Oxford Oxford Literary Children's literature
Swalcliffe Barn Swalcliffe Tithe Barn - - 1691595.jpg Swalcliffe Cherwell Agriculture 15th century tithe barn with collection of local agricultural and trade vehicles
Swinford Museum Filkins West Oxfordshire Local Local domestic, agricultural, trade and craft tools
Thame Museum Thame Museum - - 1449236.jpg Thame South Oxfordshire Local Local history, Tudor wall paintings
Tolsey Museum The Tolsey, Burford - - 300511.jpg Burford West Oxfordshire Local Local history, culture, industry
Tom Brown's School Museum The Old School at Uffington c.jpg Uffington Vale of White Horse Local Local history, archaeology, author Thomas Hughes, poet Sir John Betjeman, Uffington White Horse
Vale and Downland Museum Vale and Downland Museum, Wantage.jpg Wantage Vale of White Horse Local History of the Vale of White Horse area around the town of Wantage, art exhibits, 7.9m long model railway, Victorian country kitchen
Wallingford Museum UK-Wallingford Museum.JPG Wallingford South Oxfordshire Local Local history, archaeology, Wallingford Castle, medieval life, Victorian street scene
Waterperry Gardens Waterperry garden museum - - 1414010.jpg Waterperry South Oxfordshire History Gardens, country life museum, and Saxon church
West Oxfordshire Arts Bampton old fire station - - 1958909.jpg Bampton West Oxfordshire Art website, an association of artists and art enthusiasts, gallery in Bampton Town Hall
Williams F1 Grand Prix Collection Williams F1 FW11 Crop.jpg Grove Vale of White Horse Automotive website, part of the RBS Williams F1 Conference Centre, Formula One racing cars and history of WilliamsF1 racing team, open for tours on select dates
Witney and District Museum Witney West Oxfordshire Local Local history, industry, transport, education and religion

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  1. ^ "The Bygones Museum, Claydon". Stationery Steam Engines. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 18 March 2015. This little village museum which has now closed contained a vast collection of artefacts representing all aspects of rural life in the twentieth century.

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