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!
Calling all penny collectors – we have our very own penny press with four unique Oxford Castle & Prison designs! Head to the Gift Shop and use our contactless card machine to add to your collection!
What’s a Castle without a medieval-inspired gift shop? Find a range which celebrates our history through replica medieval weaponry to niche books that you can’t find anywhere else in Oxford.
Try a tipple of Traditional Mead and buy an Elizabethan inspired Tankard to drink the rest of the bottle out of!
All of the food in our shop is made right here in the UK, including our sweets, chocolate and biscuits – that way you know you’re getting the very best of British! We are also proud to support local businesses; our Cotswold fudge, Cotswold lavender, Temple Island collection and our Chris Andrews postcards are all made within forty miles of Oxford city centre.
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 £25.
You can sample our Devonshire mead in store and so experience the oldest known alcoholic beverage in the world! A honey wine, it has been dated as early as 7000BC, and was a regular favourite made by medieval monks here in the UK. Known as being an aphrodisiac it was traditionally gifted to newlyweds, hence the origin of the term honeymoon!
Pose for your photo on your guided tour, and you’ll have a variety of photo options to choose between! Gang shots taken with friends and family have four different backgrounds to choose between, and individual mugshots print out with a crime and punishment, taken straight from the archives of when we were a working prison! Printed photos come in photo booklets with added historical information, and our best deal for £16 is three photo booklets, plus a magnet and keyring set. You also receive a link to a digital copy of any photo you purchase.