Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum

Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum

Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum
4.5
Military MuseumsSpeciality MuseumsHistory Museums
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Oxfordshire's only military museum, situated on the same site as The Oxfordshire Museum in Woodstock. Come along and find out more about how conflict has affected the people and the county of Oxfordshire through the ages, and how it continues to do so today. Please visit our website for full admission times and prices.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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SunBunny50
UK209 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Solo
Doubtless the very smart building cost a lot but there's absolutely no justification for charging £6.50 for the paucity of what's on display. There's only a single small gallery which is full of informative display boards but has virtually no artefacts to be seen. The management seems unaware that Oxfordshire was also associated with the Military before the Great War because that's where their idea of history begins. This place is a huge, expensive disappointment.
Written 23 May 2022
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Hi SunBunny50, sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your visit and didn't feel it was value for money, but thank you for your feedback. While we're working to get more of the museum's collection of 3,500 objects and 7,500 archive items from two county regiments, the Queens Own Oxfordshire Hussars (QOOH) and the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, into displays for visitors to enjoy, it is worth mentioning that alongside our main (central) gallery we have a number of other exhibits on the outer halls, including a recreated Trench, Anderson Shelter and an extensive display of medals from throughout the history of the county's regiments. Our staff and volunteers are always happy to help orientate visitors, or highlight section of the museum if you have a particular area of interest. While the galleries do cover earlier military history in the county, our thematic permanent displays certainly do tend to focus on the First and Second World Wars, driven by kinds of items held in our collection, including objects, personal accounts and oral histories. We use a programme of changing exhibitions on our Cloister, Landing and Garden galleries to cover some of the stories not represented, or only touched upon, in the permanent displays
Written 21 July 2022
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Janet B
Milton Keynes, UK58 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
This Museum could be easily missed as it stands in the grounds of the Woodstock Museum on Park Street. It is, however, well worth a visit.
The main gallery does contain quite a lot of "reading" but there is plenty of activity for younger visitors. To sit in the mock-up glider with head-phones on re-living the glider invasion of the Low Countries in the last war is something of a salutory experience, as are the Andersen Shelter dispalys and the WW1 tranches.
Although not to our taste, the war comics section and the medals on dispolay could be absorbing to many.
I liked their idea of "The Big Question" whereby certain exhibits asked for opinions on various important things like "How young should you be to fight in a war?" or "Would you fight for King and Country?" ... tables, pencils and paper are available and invite answers. This really makes one think about war and peace and what that means.
Written 15 April 2024
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Millie024
Llantwit Major, UK477 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Family
We went to see the exhibition about spies, which was most informative about espionage during the Second World War, and some famous spies. The section about Ian Fleming , author of the James Bond stories was particularly interesting. The display was largely in written posters which took some time to read . We then had a look at the other displays, which were more general in nature about the Oxfordshire Yeomanry, Winston Churchill , and a small display by an Iraqi artist. There is a nice coffee shop in the nearby Oxfordshire local history museum. If military history is your particular interest, don’t miss the bookshop with a secondhand section, and some nice postcards.
Written 6 February 2022
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Hi Millie, glad you enjoyed your visit! Spy Oxfordshire was our temporary exhibition covering Ian Fleming, James Bond, and the SOE. We hope to include some of the object from this exhibition in our permanent 'Secret War' display in future. If you happen to visit Woodstock again be sure to check in with us again as our range of exhibitions is always changing - since your visit we've opened Children & Military Lives (looking at the experience military families as well as those directly affected by conflict around the world, here to November 2022) and added a new permanent Anderson Shelter display alongside additional family activities.
Written 21 July 2022
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John F
Greater London, UK36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Very good second hand book section. Good choice and good prices. All the books looked to be in good condition.
Good choice of gifts.
Staff polite, helpful and very informative.
Museum is well hidden, its adjacent to the Woodstock Museum.
Written 26 November 2022
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Thanks for the great review John, glad you liked the second hand book selection. We're always taking donations of books, so check back often to see what we have in stock. The shop is free to browse even if you're not visiting our galleries!
Written 10 December 2022
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Claire B
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
What a great find! So interesting and my 14 year old really enjoyed it. Lots of interactive things too and a lovely little gift shop. We spent about 90 minutes here and could have spent longer.
Written 8 August 2023
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Thanks for the great review Claire, we're glad you both enjoyed your visit! Visit us again soon, we're currently working to update our permanent exhibition space, so have plenty of new displays coming soon.
Written 9 August 2023
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Lark Girl
6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
A little gem of a museum and very hands on. My two boys are military obsessed and they really enjoyed the exhibits and interacting with them. At the moment there is a very thought provoking exhibit about toys and war and definitely worth a look.
Written 9 August 2022
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Thank you for the review! Glad you all enjoyed your visit, including the new Children & Military Lives Exhibition (open until 24th November). We always try to make sure there's plenty of interactive elements to our displays, and we probably have more now than ever before, so it's great to hear they're appreciated!
Written 10 August 2022
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GPhillipsMBE
Carterton, UK3,380 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
Well worth visiting this free exhibition in Woodstock, Oxfordshire. The display is well laid out and it is nice to see some of the things our soldiers did for the country.
Written 12 December 2020
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wingate
London, UK2,681 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
The museum is not organised in a straight narrative line.Nevertheless there was a lot of interesting information.I was particularly interested in the display cases featuring POWs and on the liberation of Bergen Belse.An hour well spent.
Written 6 September 2020
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Trotamundostwo
Cheltenham, UK34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
There is some very touching local history and the museum continues to gather stories from local people about their connections and family experiences. They have special events and talks including family afternoons. There is a very reasonable admission charge for the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum.

We were lucky enough to see Michael and Rachel Linton's Medieval Mosaic - on display until 31 May 2019. There are different exhibitions throughout the year.

SOFO is on the same complex as a gallery, the library and regular museum for which there is no charge. There are a couple of gift shops and a nice coffee shop. Well worth a visit as is Woodstock itself.
Written 28 April 2019
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Thanks for leaving us a review - we're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and felt you got good value for the admission price! Credit for the the Cafe and Dinosaur Garden should go to the Oxfordshire Museum, so please do leave them a review too if you haven't already! https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g186362-d3369271-Reviews-The_Oxfordshire_Museum-Woodstock_Oxfordshire_England.html
Written 31 May 2019
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misterg33
Oxfordshire, UK236 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
This is a real treat, especially if you are from Oxfordshire. There are a series of well-constructed cameos and displays. Well worth a visit.

Top Tip: they offer Veteran's Discount
Written 31 October 2018
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Thank you for leaving a review, Always happy to welcome veterans.
Written 26 February 2019
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