The Story Museum
  • Rochester House
    42 Pembroke Street
    OX1 1BP
The Story Museum celebrates stories in all forms and explores their power to teach and delight. Since 2005 it has been running projects in schools and communities, particularly the most disadvantaged, to inspire learning and enrich lives. It is gradually transforming a rambling, dilapidated building in the heart of Oxford into a ‘cathedral of story’ in which visitors of all ages can enjoy exhibitions, talks and shows and create stories of their own.


The Museum offers a wide range of events for all ages, from toddlers to adults. These include:

  • Author talks
  • Theatre and other performances
  • Interactive story sessions for under-3s
  • Cookery classes
  • Printing workshops

Find out more by visiting the website.


The Story Museum offers a rolling programme of exhibitions, which all strive to be adventurous, immersive and suitable for all the family. 

Shop & Café

Celebrity chef Sophie Grigson runs The Story Museum’s café, Sophie’s Kitchen. The family-friendly menu uses wholesome, locally-sourced ingredients to offer food for every taste. Whether you’re after a light lunch or a delicious slice of cake, Sophie’s Kitchen is the place to be. It’s open Tuesday – Sunday, 10.00-17.00, and Sunday 11.00-16.00.

Where are we?

The Story Museum is in the centre of Oxford, a stone’s throw away from Christ Church (home of Alice in Wonderland author Lewis Carroll) and Pembroke College (where JRR Tolkien lived).

The Story Museum
Pembroke Street

Opening times and admission prices vary, so please see the website before setting out.

General enquiries: 01865 790050
Box office: 01865 305305

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