UP welcomes visitors to its museum, which traces the history of Oxford University's involvement in printing and publishing from the 15th century to the present day. All museum visits must be booked in advance.
The museum includes displays on printing equipment, such as the 17th century Fell types and a 19th century printing press, as well as OUP's various buildings and branches. It also includes displays on key publications such as the Oxford Almanack, Alice in Wonderland, the Oxford English Dictionary, and access to OUP's latest publications online.
Booking a tour:
Anyone wishing to visit the museum must book a timeslot in advance. Visits generally last around 30-45 minutes. Parties are limited to a maximum of 15-20 people and are accompanied by a member of staff. Please see our contact page for further information.
Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm (last admission 3.15pm). Closed on English Bank Holidays and between Christmas Eve and New Years' Day.
The museum is situated at Oxford University Press in Great Clarendon Street, Oxford, and accessed via reception. There is a small flight of stairs to reception - visitors with a mobility or visual impairment can contact us in advance to arrange alternative access. Both the reception and museum are wheelchair-accessible and we have toilet facilities on site, including a disabled toilet.