Visiting Us | Banbury Museum

Offering you a safe and welcoming visit

Whilst government guidelines relax to allow more freedom and movement, here at Banbury Museum & Gallery, we want to make sure everyone feels welcome and comfortable visiting the Museum. If you have visited us recently or not for many months you may notice some changes since your last visit.

What won’t change is that you will be offered a warm welcome from our Front of House team. They are here to help and offer any guidance or assistance you might need on your visit. If you want to contact a member of our team before your visit to ask any questions you can contact us at 236165  


31st August – 15th October 2021

We are creating a fresh and exciting new museum shop.

The work is taking place between 31st August and the 15th October with the new shop and entrance due to open on Saturday 16th October.

The Museum remains open, including the Banbury Gallery and our temporary exhibition ‘I Grew Up in the 80’s, while we carry out this refurbishment work. However, the entrance from Castle Quay shopping centre is closed and there is no access to the Waterways Gallery.

Access to the Museum will be from the Spiceball Park Rd entrance, only.


Wearing of a face covering will be at your own discretion. We recommend wearing a face covering in busier areas.

We will continue to offer a reduced entry to all our galleries and will operate a booking system for all events and exhibitions. This ensures we can manage access, especially around busy times. Any tickets not sold in advance for events or exhibitions will be made available on the day. Entry to both our ticketed galleries and free Banbury Gallery is at the discretion of our Front of House team. 

We are committed to our enhanced levels of cleaning around the site to ensure the safety of all visitors. Sanitiser will still be available for your use. 


Museum & Exhibition

The Museum is open.

Opening Times: Mon-Fri   10am-4pm

                                  Sat  10am-5pm

                                  Sun 11am-3pm

Temporary exhibition ‘I Grew Up in the 80’s‘ 17th July-3rd Oct.

Join us travelling back in time to the 1980’s and a nostalgic look at a British childhood.  

I Grew Up 80s showcases a wide array of wonderfully preserved objects and encompasses, toys, technology, sport, fashion, food, film, books, TV, and more.

Look back at objects that many people either owned or perhaps desperately wanted to! So if you grew up in the 80s get ready to exclaim “I remember that!”

Booking Opens 12th July 2021.

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Our wonderful lifestyle and gift shop is open. Access is via Castle Quay Shopping Centre.

Opening Times: Mon-Fri  10am-4pm

                                 Sat  10am-5pm

                                  Sun 11am-3pm

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We will be launching our kids summer events programme very soon!

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