The Story Museum in Oxford

An imaginative and immersive day out in Oxford for the family.

The Story Museum in Oxford is one of the more unique museums out there. It is a fascinating and hands on museum dedicated to stories. It provides an immersive experience to encourage children and adults into the magical world of stories and the written word.

It is housed in an large building in the centre of Oxford with the museum spread out over many floors and rooms. Each area is filled with interactive fun themed around a story or the art of storytelling.

The Story Museum: Who is it for?

The Story Museum is great for children under 10 and older than 3. Plus, it provides a great opportunity for parents to spend quality, interactive, time with their kids by exploring the museum together and taking timeout in different parts to share a story.

The Story Museum: What does it cost?

  • A family ticket (for 4 people including at least 1 child) £20
  • Adult ticket £7.50
  • Under 18s and concessions £5
  • Children under 2 and companions of disabled visitors free

The Story Museum: Food

We didn’t eat at the Story Museum but it includes a small café serving tasty looking meals and delicious cakes.

The Story Museum: Downsides

While the Story Museum was great fun in one area the interactive computers were not all in full working order. While this was not a problem for us on the day, as it was very quiet, on a busier day I could see this leading to frustration as children try to share one working computer.

The Story Museum: Where is it?

The Story Museum is located in Oxford City Centre on Pembroke street. Oxford can be reached easily by train or car. If travelling by car we strongly recommend you use one of the park and ride car parks on the outskirts of the city to avoid any costly and difficult to find parking. The Story Museum is roughly a 15 minute walk from the park and ride bus stop.

The Story Museum: Where to stay?

For this trip we stayed at the Holiday Inn Oxford located at the Pear Tree park and ride. We have stayed here before and often choose Holiday Inns as they usually have good sized family rooms, swimming pools and kids eat free deals. This hotel is also only a ten-minute drive away from Blenheim Palace which is fast becoming a favourite getaway for the family.

The Story Museum: Overall

Overall the Story Museum is a great place to take children under 10 and share some quality time together.

It is filled with interactive exhibits to inspire and encourage children to enjoy and and create stories.

"Happy Travel leads to a Happy Family"

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