The Story Museum

The Story Museum

Date of Adventure: 22 Jul, 2023

A beautifully magical and immersive experience and one of our favourite places to escape to.

Enter the Galleries through The Portal, collect your magic wand and plan your journey. Bang the gong three times and follow the Hare into the Whispering Wood, a magical indoor forest where you will meet talking trees, ready to tell you their tales. Move the leaf with your wand and the trees will reveal their secrets to you. Listen to the stories from far away lands and from long ago times…don’t leave without making a wish on the Wishing Tree.

Next, move to the Enchanted Library where books come to life and you can step inside the pages of a story. Where else can you wander between the shelves and find yourself inside a story? Lose yourself in imaginary worlds – memorable moments from favourite stories bought to life in this most extraordinary of museums.

The Treasure Chamber will host touring exhibitions and visiting treasures – visit their website to see what mind-opening treats are in store for you.



The Galleries (which includes all of the above)
£12 per person
Under 1's : FREE

Small Worlds (0-5 years): £6
City of Stories (5+ years): £3
Term Time
Mondays: CLOSED
Tuesdays - Fridays: 09:30 - 16:30
Saturdays & Sundays: 09:30 - 17:30
School Holidays*
Daily: 09:30 - 17:30
*Oxfordshire state school holiday dates

For up to date information visit the website
No booking usually required but you may want to in school holidays when it gets busier
Café open
Wheelchair accessible, buggy parking for pushchairs
15 minutes from Headington roundabout
Any bus to town then a short walk
No parking, use public transport
The details


42 Pembroke Street, OX1 1BP

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