Welcome to Banbury Museum! We are a family friendly museum located in Banbury’s town centre, next to the idyllic canal side.

The Civil War, plush manufacturing, the Victorian market town, costume from the 17th century to the present day, Tooley’s Boatyard and the Oxford Canal, are just some of the stories illustrated in the museum. There are also regularly changing exhibitions and activities to ensure that there is always something new to see and do.

These pages provide all the information you need to plan your visit, to find out what’s on, to sign up to our mailing list, to support our work through donation, and to search the Banbury Historical Society archive - offering over 50 years of research online

Cold War Frontier: The story of ‘Little America’, RAF Upper Heyford

RAF Upper Heyford is probably the best-preserved Cold War base in Britain. Though set in North Oxfordshire’s countryside,

British Life

A showcase of contemporary and imaginative images that capture the essence and spirit of British

Bring me Laughter: cartoons and caricatures from the collection of George & Pat Walker

A rare chance to see original artwork by many of the leading cartoonists and caricaturists