Become a Friend

The benefits of memberships to Friends

  • Friends benefit from free, monthly, evening talks throughout the year on cultural and historical topics by well-known speakers.
  • Friends benefit from 10% discount on purchases in both the Museum shop and café.
  • Friends benefit from priority bookings on Friends-organised trips and visits.
  • Friends receive 2 or more regular newsletters (early summer/winter) per year and other occasional Museum updates.
  • Knowledge and pleasure of growing and contributing to a vibrant, cultural institution located in the heart of Woodstock and Oxfordshire.

The benefits of memberships to the Museum

  • Friends subscriptions and donations minimise the impact of reduced national and local government funding.
  • Friends’ subscriptions are used to support Museum services and activities:
  • Cultural and Historical                  Anglo-Saxon gallery, Ascott Martyrs +
    • Educational                                      WWI, Hillforts, Decorative glass +
    • Children                                            Drop-in afternoons, TOMtots +
    • Exhibitions                                       Peter Rabbit, Textiles, Oxford Craft Guild +
    • Café                                                    Light Lunches, Afternoon Teas +
    • Gardens                                            Dinosaurs and Footprints, Open Gardens +

Find out how the Friends have helped the Museum here

Membership fees, per year, renewable April 1st:

  • Individual £15
  • Dual £25
  • Individual Patron £500 minimum
  • Corporate Patron £1,000 minimum

Become a Member NOW by filling in your details below and sending to the Friends ——>

Payment should be made by BACS to our bank account:

Friends of the Oxfordshire Museum, Barclay Bank plc

Sort code 20-98-48

Account number 40392782

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Alternatively, print off a Friends’ application form (here) , fill it in and post to the Museum, or email us at ‘’ and get in touch.

The discovery of the tombstone of Lucius Valerius Geminus – a veteran of the Second Augustan Legion – has revealed to archaeologists the first known biography of any person to have lived in the county of Oxfordshire.

The inscription, translated from Latin, reads: “To the souls of the departed: Lucius Valerius Geminus, the son of Lucius, of the Pollia voting district, from Forum Germanorum, veteran of the Second Augustan Legion… lies here. His heir had this set up in accordance with his will.”