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Author: Laurie Byrne

The Oxford Castle Quarter

The Oxford Castle Quarter

Take this “virtual” photo tour of the Oxford Castle Quarter. You may discover something new!

1,000 Years of Time…

1,000 Years of Time…...

Take a journey through 1,000 years of time to discover how the Oxford Castle & Prison site began.

Victorian Crime and Punishment

Victorian Crime and Punis...

By the beginning of the Victorian era, the county gaol at Oxford had been transformed from a ramshackle, unsanitary enterprise into a rigorous and austere modern institution. The rowdy, disorderly Georgian gaol was replaced with a regimented, eerily quiet Victorian version. At Oxford, the magistrates sought to crush what was left of the old gaol […]

OX POSTCODE DISCOUNT

OX POSTCODE DISCOUNT

Oxford residents to enjoy 40% off their admission! We are giving Oxford residents a special 40% discount on their admission when visiting on January weekends (Saturday and Sunday). The offer will mean that adults can visit for £7.50 (usually £12.50), children £5.10 (usually £8.50), students £6.30 (usually £10.50) and seniors £6.30 (usually £10.50). Chris Abbott, […]

Oxford Open Doors 2019

Oxford Open Doors 2019

There will be plenty to enjoy over the Oxford Open Doors weekend on 14th and 15th September 2019. The doors to the city of Oxford have been thrown open for all to enjoy! The Oxford Preservation Trust has put together an amazing array of free events and activities accross the city. Including free entry to […]