Visit the Museum

Visiting the Museum

Admission to the museum is free. The museum’s opening hours are listed at the top of every page.

A map, directions, and the location of the museum can be found here.

Group Visits & Tours

Prior booking of groups is strongly recommended to ensure entry during busy periods. To book, please call 01865 277280 or email: museum@mhs.ox.ac.uk.

We are a small museum, so large groups are asked to split into smaller groups of 15 or fewer. During busy periods we may need to limit entry to one small group at a time.

Please ensure adequate supervision of groups of under 18s – groups of students without adequate supervision may be turned away.

Guided tours of the Museum can be arranged for your group at a small cost. Please contact the Museum for more information about this.

For information about taught sessions for visiting school groups, please see our ‘Schools and Teachers’ section here.

EFL students at the Museum

We welcome visits from groups of EFL students from the many language schools in Oxford and throughout the UK. More information and resources for EFL group visits can be found here.

Gallery Plans

View the Museum Guide and Plan [pdf]

Disabled Access

There is lift access to the Basement Galleries (including the Special Exhibition Gallery). The lift can be accessed in the Sheldonian Yard through the gate to the left of the Museum.

Audio Guide

The museum’s Audio Guide system is currently being reviewed and is unavailable. In the meantime, the audio content can be downloaded free of charge from the Audio Guide web page or a transcript of the audio guide can be borrowed from the front desk on your way into the Museum.

Museum Shop

There is a museum shop with a small selection of items which is open during normal museum opening hours.