Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum

Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum

Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum
4.5
Military MuseumsSpeciality MuseumsHistory Museums
11:00 AM - 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.
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4.5
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GG D
Cuevas del Almanzora, Spain3 contributions
Jun 2023 • Family
An incredible museum. The staff were very helpful and knowledgeable. We had a lovely time and will definitely be coming back. An unmissable experience.
Written 12 August 2023
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Claire B
4 contributions
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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Andrew L
1 contribution
Jun 2023 • Family
Very disappointed worth the money paid and the women on the desk I found was very rude and not very welcoming quick enough to take the money but not the service
Written 1 June 2023
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Sorry to hear you had a poor experience visiting the museum, this isn't what we aim for and not our normal service - as seen from other reviews here. Could you contact us with more details about your visit? You can contact the museum at frontofhouse@sofo.org.uk
Written 10 June 2023
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peter
Abingdon, UK71 contributions
Apr 2023 • Family
Took my Granddaughter to visit its overly expensive and they charge for children under 16 there is no gift aid
There are good points plenty of hands on for kids
It’s shows exhibits about the Oxon and Bucks but nothing about the Royal Green Jackets which the 43 52 nd were they joined in 1960 and 1966 serving with distinction in Northern Ireland Germany Hong Kong
Staff were friendly
I think they need to revise there pricing
Written 13 April 2023
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Hi Stillpe, sorry to hear you did not feel the museum's displays gave value for money. We do offer a number of ticket offers than can make visiting cheaper, but as an independent museum we do need to continue to charge in order to continue to run and to help preserve the county's military collections. We also now offer memberships which include annual passes, which cost less than the price of two standard admissions With limited space, we try to pack as much in as possible, and cover stories not featured in our permanent displays with our range of changing exhibitions and supporting events. Unfortunately our collections are more limited when it comes to the RGJ, but you'll find plenty more on Royal Green Jackets at their dedicated museum in Winchester, so we recommend a visit there too!
Written 10 June 2023
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John F
Greater London, UK32 contributions
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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johnandlinbrooks
Leatherhead, UK3 contributions
Nov 2022
All was of great interest, very interactive. It well covered from the Boer War to present times. Trench experience was very interesting
Written 8 November 2022
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WildMX5
Oxford, UK36 contributions
Aug 2022
Visited a couple of times. It really captures the spirit of the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry.
Written 6 October 2022
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Lark Girl
6 contributions
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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SunBunny50
UK222 contributions
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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Millie024
Llantwit Major, UK532 contributions
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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