Browse Exhibits (11 total)

A Nice Cup of Tea

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This project looked behind the familiar English cuppa to the history of Empire and transatlantic slavery with which it is intimately linked.

Black Lives Matter in Oxford

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We are collecting images, audio and video relating to Black Lives Matter and Rhodes Must Fall protests in Oxford. 

Covid-19: Oxford under lockdown


The COVID-19 pandemic began to spread throughout the world at the end of 2019. By March 2020, it had reached the UK to significant degree. On the 23rd of March the country entered its first Lockdown to slow the spread of the virus. These pages document this difficult time. They illustrate the changes that happened and the many ways that people were able to adapt.

There are five topics to explore, using the links on the right. Within each topic gallery you can click on each picture to learn more about that particular story. Along the top will be links to the other topics. Thanks for reading!


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We are collecting stories of LGBTIQA+ life in Oxford. These will be added to the online version of our Queering Spires exhibition which was on display in the Town Hall in 2019-20.

Contributing to our City Stories pages is a way of democratising historical narratives - anyone can upload their images and the Museum does not assume ownership of any of them. 

By adding a contribution, you agree to it being shared under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License.

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Lockdown Experiences from the Adult Learning Group

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Photographs, artwork and creative writing created by members of the Adult Learning Group that meets in the Museum of Oxford and Town Hall.

Memories of the Town Hall

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Do you know our Town Hall well? Share your memories and memorabilia in our online exhibition.

Mixing Matters


Mixing Matters is a project celebrating the rich culinary heritage of Oxford's communities.

Started through a partnership with the Oxford Hindu Temple & Community Centre Project, it has involved three other community groups. Participants brought food-related objects which carried meaningful memories, which they shared with others. Inspired by the objects, participants created collaborative art pieces. Favourite recipes were also shared during the sessions. At the end of the project, participants cooked their favourite foods and shared them in a community feast, open to all.

Participating community groups:

Filipino Community of Oxfordshire (winter 2019/20)

African Families in the UK - Women of the World Space (spring 2020)

Oxford Hindu Temple & Community Centre Project (summer 2020)

Oxfordshire Nepalese Community (summer 2020) 


Oxford's Twin Cities


Objects and stories from members of Oxford's twin cities. This includes Bonn (Germany), Grenoble (France), Leiden (Netherlands), Padua (Italy), Wrocław (Poland), Perm (Russia), León (Nicaragua), and Ramallah (Palestine).

The Covid-19 Pandemic and Oxford


Objects and stories about the people of Oxford's responses, stories, and feelings during the Covid-19 Pandemic.