Boost for Oxfordshire’s culture lovers as much loved museum and history centre reopen

Culture lovers in Oxfordshire have received a boost with news that two important venues in the county are about to reopen.

The gradual reopening of libraries across the county will now be joined by the reopening of the Oxfordshire Museum in Woodstock and the Oxfordshire History Service on August 12 and September 1 respectively.

Woodstock Library will be reopened at the same time as the Museum making it the 20th library to reopen in the county in recent weeks. The café at the museum will be operating a takeaway service for those who wish to enjoy the beautiful gardens.

Meanwhile the Oxfordshire History Centre based in Cowley will reopen on September 1 with its archives, catalogues and collections once again available to be viewed.

Councillor Lorraine Lindsay-Gale, Oxfordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Education and Cultural Services, said: “This is a moment we’ve been preparing for with anticipation for some weeks. It’s a joy to have these facilities back open again. It is all being done in a safe and COVID-compliant manner and represents a small step back to normality.

“My thanks goes to the county council staff who’ve put such effort in to getting us to this stage. My encouragement goes to the Oxfordshire public to come along to these newly reopened local treasures and enjoy what they have to offer.”