The Museum is normally open to the public between 12.00 pm and 4.30
pm, Monday to Saturday, Sunday 2.00 - 4.30 pm.
The Museum will be closed on the following
days over Christmas: 24, 25, 26 and 31 December and 1st January.
Admission to the museum is free.
Wheelchair access to the Museum is very limited, but arrangements
have been made to assist disabled visitors to the ground floor Court.
Both the improvments to our emergency lighting system and the Court
Project (see above) may limit access to areas of the Court for wheelchair
users at certain times. Access to the galleries has had to be withdrawn
due to technical problems with the lift. Please telephone before
your visit for more information, particularly if you are hoping
to see a particular section of the displays. Accessible toilet facilities
A sound guide is available for visitors with
visual impairments, with an induction loop for those with hearing
aids. There is also a version for younger or foreign visitors, suitable
for those with learning difficulties.
The Museum has a well stocked bookshop and gift shop in which you
will find items which relate to subjects represented in the collection
(souvenirs, postcards, a good selection of books for adults and
children, and many crafts). Where possible, goods are purchased
from companies which have a fair trade policy or who support community
work. The shop is very small and cannot cope with large parties
all at once.
The Museum unfortunately cannot offer any parking facilities. Vehicles
parking in the University's Science Area without a permit are liable
to be wheel-clamped, so we can only suggest that you look for parking
in either the side streets around the Museum or at the multi-storey
car park. There are also four Park and Ride car parks (siutated
on the A40 at Headington, Red Bridge at the bottom of the Abingdon
Road, near Kennington, Pear Tree Roundabout, Kidlington and at Botley).
The coach park is on Oxpens Road. The walk from the coach park and
the multi-storey car parks to the Museum is about half an hour.
Coaches may put groups down outside the University Museum.
The Museum has no restaurant facilities. For picnics, the University
Parks are approximately five minutes' walk away. Alternatively there
are several fast-food restaurants in the town centre and a selection
of public houses and bistros. No eating or drinking is allowed in