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.

Our gift shop is built into the very walls of the old prison and stocks a wide range of gifts and souvenirs to commemorate your visit.

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?

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!

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!

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.

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:

Tom Walburn, Retail Manager

44-46 Oxford Castle & Prison