10 of the Logic team’s favourite museums to visit in Oxfordshire this International Museum Day

On Saturday 18 May, the world marks International Museum Day. It’s an annual campaign run by the International Council of Museums designed to encourage more people to visit their local museum to learn about our cultural history. It advocates museums as “an important means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace among peoples.”

With this in mind, our team wanted to share some of their favourite local museums, historical sites, and cultural gems from in and around our local area in Oxfordshire. Which will you visit first?

1. The Aston Martin Heritage Trust Museum

Harj likes to channel his inner James Bond at the Aston Martin Heritage Trust (AMHT) Museum. The AMHT is the leading authority on this iconic British brand. The museum features an extensive collection of exhibits to explore, including:

  • Vehicles
  • Scale models
  • Engines
  • Trophies
  • Racing memorabilia

It’s the perfect day out for motoring enthusiasts.

2. Ashmolean Museum Oxford

Founded in 1683, the Ashmolean Museum is the University of Oxford’s museum of art and archaeology. Claire enjoys looking at the Tudor section, and there are many other time periods represented for you and your family to learn about.

3. Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway

The Chinnor heritage railway is the perfect place to spend the day, especially with friends or family. Saiqa and her family have enjoyed many a novelty trip on the railway with a picnic, admiring the beautiful countryside views.

4. Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Guy loves to explore the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, as there is always something new and interesting to discover. It’s especially good for dinosaur enthusiasts, with lots of fascinating prehistoric exhibits to see.

5. Pitt Rivers Museum

Lee and his family recently enjoyed a trip to Pitt Rivers Museum. With so much to learn about and explore, it’s perfect for entertaining the kids or simply spending the day among fascinating artefacts from around the world.

6. Chiltern Open Air Museum

Susi has many fond memories of visiting the Chiltern Open Air Museum with her daughter. Even though it is slightly further afield from Oxford, there is so much to do at this museum, including:

  • Trying on a first world war uniform
  • Exploring the trails and gardens around the property
  • Constructing model buildings
  • Playing historic children’s games.

It’s certainly worth setting aside plenty of time to make the most of your visit.

7. Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace is the perfect day out, especially as spring arrives. Lindsey loves to explore the beautiful gardens and the palace state rooms and once even participated here in a triathlon! The property hosts a range of events throughout the year that provide fantastic entertainment for the whole family

8. Silverstone Museum

If you’ve a need for speed, the Silverstone Museum might be more up your street. Keith highly recommends a visit. This is a highly interactive venue, and visitors can try their hand at operating a wind tunnel, taking part in a pit stop, and sitting in a replica grand prix car.

9. Museum of Oxford

Xenia loves to visit the Museum of Oxford, as it tells the story of the city and its people through the ages. You can learn about how the Romans and Anglo-Saxons influenced our modern lives here, what life was like for the first Cowley factory workers, and the story behind the infamous Cutteslowe Walls.

You can also join walking tours of the city and special workshops throughout the year.

10. The Story Museum

As you can imagine, the Story Museum is a venue dedicated to the wonder and magic of storytelling – but it isn’t just for children. Begin your journey by meeting a story guide in the portal who will help you map out your next steps. Then, enjoy discovering the enchanted library, whispering wood, and the city of stories – just some of the many different chapters to explore.

Harmit loves to visit the Story Museum with her family, as there is always something magical to find there.

Get in touch

Museums offer a fantastic opportunity to look back in time and learn about the past, but financial planning is all about looking to your future. If you’d like to learn more about how we can support you in achieving your long-term goals, please get in touch.

Please email us at info@logicfinancialservices.co.uk or check with your adviser.