Welcome to Banbury Museum
& Gallery

A family friendly museum at the heart of Banbury’s vibrant canalside.

Explore the town’s origin and history with displays on the Civil War, plush manufacturing, the Victorian market town and costume from the 17th century to the present day.

Visit the Pye Gallery which features an ever-changing programme of temporary exhibitions. We’ve hosted everything from Grayson Perry to Vikings, Turner to Lego. There’s always something new to see.

Discover local artists, crafts, and souvenirs in our museum shop. And visit our onsite café partners Connie’s @ The Museum canalside for homemade lunch, snacks, cakes and coffee.

Opening times:

Mon-Sat 10am-4pm
Sun 11am-3pm

*Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and Easter Sunday*

Entry to the Museum including the Banbury and Waterway galleries is free. 

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Admission charges apply for temporary
exhibitions and events.

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What our visitors say

“We always enjoy the museum and make a point of attending the special children’s activities. The staff are friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable. A great place to enjoy and learn.”

“We always delight in attending events and exhibitions at the museum! They are always family-friendly and stimulating for adults and children. Staff are welcoming and helpful.”