The Story Museum

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Dinosaur at The Story Museum, Oxford

The Story Museum is a museum based at Rochester House, Pembroke Street in Oxford, England, which celebrates, explores and promotes stories in various different mediums. It is a registered charity under English law.[1]


The museum was founded in 2003 and initially operated as a virtual museum with no premises of its own. It coordinated several projects and exhibitions, and worked and associated with authors and illustrators including Michael Morpurgo, Terry Pratchett, Philip Pullman, Jacqueline Wilson and Quentin Blake.[2]

In November 2009, it was announced that the museum would move to premises at Rochester House in Pembroke Street, following a gift of £2.5m from a private donor.[3] The Museum is continuing to fundraise for its ongoing development to complete the refurbishment of its site. The Story Museum coordinates Oxford's Alice's Day,[4] which is held on the first Saturday in July to celebrate the first telling of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. The museum also hosts author events, children's activities and drop-in activities, as well as running outreach projects in schools in Oxfordshire and beyond.

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