Apr 252017

The Oxfordshire Museum thinks that people might be interested to know that this summer the Oxfordshire Museum in Woodstock will be opening its doors until 8pm on the first Thursday of each month from May to September.

If you haven’t visited the Museum recently, it’s an opportunity to see it and its extensive gardens in a new light and to enjoy some summer specials including free gallery talks and live music. The Museum’s garden café will remain open into the evening providing light refreshments as the perfect complement to your visit.

Admission to the Museum is free and a programme of talks/lecture is also available to pre-booked groups.

For more information please call the Museum on 01993 814106

The Museum looks forward to welcoming you.

Mar 172017

Tomorrow, Saturday 18 March, there will be a pop-up history exhibition at Bicester Library under the aegis of Oxfordshire Museum Service and Bicester Local History Society.

Details are at

Visitors can:
Enjoy a short talk about the history of Bicester at 11am and 2pm, or join in with the family activities spread throughout the day.


In connection with Bicester Library, a mention of our Family History helpdesks there. Pat Ford, one of the OFHS advisors, is at the library on Wednesdays and Fridays. Slots to have an advice session with Pat may be booked by phoning 01869 252181.

Oct 052016

thame-town-hallFocus on Thame, Oxfordshire Local History Association (OLHA)’s autumn study day, will be held on Saturday 15 October at the Thame Barns Centre. In the morning three lectures will cover the recent excavations of Neolithic, Saxon and Roman remains; Baron Williams, Tudor courtier; and the residents of St Mary’s churchyard. You’ll be able to have lunch in one of the many cafés and pubs in this attractive market town before visiting the museum to see the excellent displays. A self-guided town walk is also available which covers many interesting and historic buildings.

The cost is only £10 per person, and non-members are very welcome. Please book via the website (http://www.olha.org.uk/events/study-days/), or download a booking form (http://www.olha.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/OLHA-Thame-study-day-flyer-Oct-2016.pdf) and send with a cheque made payable to “OLHA” to Liz Woolley, 138 Marlborough Road, Oxford, OX1 4LS.

The photo is of Thame Town Hall


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