We re-open on July 4th! Please read our ‘know before you go’ guidelines to ensure a safe and enjoyable visit

Gift Shop

Open daily from 10.00am to 5.30pm. The Gift shop is open to the general public and can be accessed via the Castleyard.

Here at Oxford Castle & Prison, we have something for everyone!

Be it books, stationery, toys, or even replica armour and weaponry; we’re sure you’ll be able to find something you love. And once you’ve found something, how about one of our branded tote bags to take it home with you? As well as being home to our castle, Oxford has been the home of many famous and beloved characters. We believe this deserves to be celebrated! Check out our range of Alice in Wonderland souvenirs or Harry Potter merchandise – both filmed in the city centre. Or perhaps revisit the legend of King Arthur, written right here at Oxford Castle above our old Norman crypt!

British Suppliers

All of the food in our shop is made fresh right here in the UK, including our sweets, chocolate and biscuits – that way you know you’re getting the very best of British! You can even sample our full range of Devonshire mead and so experience the oldest known alcoholic beverage in the world. We are also proud to support local businesses; our Cotswold fudge, Keepr’s honey range, and Cotswold lavender are all made within forty miles of Oxford city centre!

Hall Of Names

After soaking up the history of Oxford Castle & Prison on one of our guided tours, you can also research your personal family history here in the shop! With our Hall of Names system, we can search for your surname history in an extensive database of records. Printed in just 5 minutes before, after, or even without a guided tour – you can take your history home with you from as little as £20.

Souvenir Guide

Our beautifully illustrated Souvenir Guide makes a perfect addition to your visit to Oxford Castle & Prison. Our origins, architecture, curses, crimes and even a sprinkling of royalty – our Souvenir Guide provides you with the full 1,000 years of history of our site. We cannot fit everything into the tour so the guide contains the extra bits!

Penny Press

Calling all penny collectors – we have our very own penny press with four unique Oxford Castle & Prison designs! These can be ordered direct to you by post, just send us £4 and four pennies along with a stamped, addressed return envelope. Send your pounds and pennies to:

FAO: Retail Manager/ 44-46 Oxford Castle & Prison /Oxford /OX1 1AY


Prison Mugshot Pre-order – Online Exclusive

We’ve spent hours going through old prison records and have discovered that you were found guilty of the obscure crimes of the past! During your guided tour of Oxford Castle & Prison, you will have your prison mugshot taken, and discover your historic crime and punishment! Mugshots can be purchased in the gift shop after your tour. However, why not pre-order now so you can get two photo items for £8? This is the cheapest photography offer and cheaper than the on the day prices. Mugshots are available as your choice of Photo, Magnet and Keyring: mix and match between items!

Norman Conquest Package – Online Exclusive

The Normans built the castle into the fortress it became, with parts that still survive today. We have an Online Exclusive Souvenir package for the latest guests to our site. With our Norman Conquest Package, you will receive one of our Souvenir Guides, an Oxford Castle & Prison Tote Bag and your choice of two items with your prison Mugshot on (available as a keyring, magnet or photo). Buying the Norman Conquest Package saves you 20% off the standard onsite prices. You can also claim £1 off any hot drink in the Castleyard Café.