Getting Here & Access

Getting Here

The Museums, Libraries and Botanic Garden are all located in the centre of Oxford, which is easily accessible by public transport.

The train station is approximately 10 minutes walk from the centre of Oxford and has regular local and national services. The bus station at Gloucester Green is approximately 5 minutes walk.

Parking in the city centre is limited, and visitors arriving by car are advised to use the Park and Ride service.

Disabled parking is available some sites; please ring ahead.

Visit the Oxford Bus Company and the Oxfordshire Stagecoach websites for local bus timetables and prices.

Visit the Great Western Railway website or ring First Great Western (08457 000125) for more information about travelling by train.

The Harcourt Arboretum is a short drive south of the City, in the village of Nuneham Courtenay. There is a car park, and space for coach parking. Alternatively the Arboretum can be reached on the X39/X40 Thames Travel service, which leave from the City Centre. There are two bus stops in the village; the second one is nearer the Arboretum's entrance.


We aim to provide a friendly, accessible environment for all our visitors and the widest possible access to our buildings exhibitions and collections.

Access facilities vary at the different sites - please visit individual museum websites for details.

We are constantly endeavouring to improve the accessability of our sites. We are currently delivering a project called Sensing Culture to develop new tools and services to imrpove access for blind and partially sighted visitors. We are also developing new resources for parents and carers of children on the autistic spectrum to help them prepare for a visit. The first of these has been launched for the Museum of Natural History.

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