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Banbury Museum

Closes in 25 min: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great little museum with an interesting history of Banbury

The museum is entered via the shopping mall (Quays) and is over a bridge. The entrance has some... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2018
Tony B
Daventry, United Kingdom
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My 5 year old daughter had a lovely time in the creative area colouring/making animals. Friendly... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
Oxford, United Kingdom
via mobile
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“local history”(18 reviews)
“shopping centre”(23 reviews)
“castle quay”(14 reviews)
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...more
Closes in 25 min
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Castle Quay Spiceball Park Road, Banbury OX16 2PQ, England
+44 1295 753752
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All reviews local history shopping centre castle quay tourist information the ground floor free entry modern building small charge canal side interactive bits civil war well laid out lovely items hands on activities fascinating facts tasty food excellent cafe
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Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Banbury Museum holds different exhibitions some with a small charge. The museum has lovely items to look at for free, we took our young kid's here often now they have grown up they still visit the exhibition.The Cafe is really nice and friendly staff, I...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Clare B
Reviewed 20 August 2018

have visited this museum every time we visit Banbury and every time it never fails to please us always interesting with excellent visiting artists work, well done and thank you Banbury museum staff Oh and an excellent cafe with equally interesting food.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank trevor h
Reviewed 5 August 2018

The museum is entered via the shopping mall (Quays) and is over a bridge. The entrance has some details of the canal and the main room is upstairs with a really interesting history of Banbury. Well worth a visit

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Tony B
Reviewed 23 July 2018

A nice museum with some interesting local history. It is, however, quite small and I think the entry fee is probably overpriced for what you get.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank DrGrahamG
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

What a poor exhibition £4 to see a small collection of pencil drawings and watch a video of a local ammunition factory. Shocking

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

My 5 year old daughter had a lovely time in the creative area colouring/making animals. Friendly, helpful members of staff making sure the children have everything they need. The museum has some hands on exhibits on the walkway over the canal, which the children loved...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Rolfem180
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

We paid an All too brief visit here during a short stay in the Town. Local history is documented within and the building straddles the canal. Plenty to see and we didn’t do it justice. There were a few children inside, all being well entertained....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jandlUk
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

If you are new to the town then this is s good place to start your exploration. The museum gives a good history into Banbury and the Canal. Good for all age groups as there are some hands on displays that can be played with....More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

I paid to go in, and i have to say. its completely pointless, avoid this. I suggest making this place into a bigger brand shop or it could make a lovely restaurant. sorry but that was so poor.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Hayden E
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

We are regular visitors to the MAD museum so were very excited to see another automata exhibition-the exhibits were limited but of high quality, beautifully curated and enough to keep our very active 5 year old son busy for three quarters of an hour. The...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank LondonSeahorse
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23 February 2017|
Response from FlorenceScholar | Reviewed this property |
I do apologise for the tardy response Emfy - life has been a little hectic... I am not certain to be honest with you & it would best to check directly with the museum itself....
20 September 2016|
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Response from Antonio F | Property representative |
Hi - all our permanent galleries are free, there is a small charge for our temporary exhibition. Hope to see you here soon!