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Museum of Oxford Walks: Troublesome Oxford

Wednesday, April 10, 2024 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Tour the controversial moments that shaped Oxford’s history on this city walking tour unlike any other. Led by local historian Maurice East.

Riots, roads and a whole lot of trouble: this 90-minute circular walking tour of Oxford confronts the city’s turbulent, often divided past and takes you on a totally unique tour of Oxford and the lesser-known moments that have shaped it.

Discover the site where an argument over wine led to the deaths of at least 60 people, the road that was almost built through a meadow, why the University feared mass car production would destroy their academic idyll – and a whole lot more across both famous and hidden sites in the city centre.

Led by Maurice East, local resident and historian, you will get to see the lesser-known side of the city’s history through the expert eyes of a local. These are stories of town & gown, power and policing, industry and modernity and students behaving badly.

As part of the tour, you will see: Carfax and the site of Oxford’s most famous riot, Wheatsheaf Yard and the history of the University’s private police force, the Morris Motor showroom turned Crown Court, the appropriately named Dead Man’s Walk – plus more historic Oxford locations.

Join a Troublesome Oxford walk to see Oxford through the eyes of an expert and uncover the hidden history resting right in the heart of the city.

Meeting point: Museum of Oxford Shop (located inside the Oxford Town Hall). Please arrive 5 minutes before the start of the walk and check in at the Museum Shop with our friendly front of house team.

Tickets cost £10 and are available to purchase online (booking fee applies) or at the Museum shop. Please note that this walk is suitable for ages 16+.

Meet your tour guide: Maurice East

Maurice East is a local historian who was born and raised in Oxford. He interprets the social history of the city through the lens of growing up as a ‘townie’ and shines a spotlight on stories far off the usual tourist trail. His main area of research is the history of car making at Cowley and how the arrival of industry, cars and blue collar workers changed Oxford forever in the early twentieth century.

Access at the Museum

The Museum is accessible for wheelchair users, buggies and baby carriers. There is step-free, level entry access to the Town Hall via the entrance closest to Carfax (to the left of the main steps as you face the Town Hall). Inside the Museum, Museum Makers is accessible via a platform lift and lift to the basement level. Accessible toilets are available in the Museum (close to Museum Makers) and in the Town Hall on the ground floor, before entering the Museum.

Please contact the Museum team if you’d like to talk to a member of staff about your access requirements. Further access information can be found on our website: https://museumofoxford.org/plan-your-visit/access


Wednesday, April 10, 2024
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Museum of Oxford
St Aldate's
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 1BX United Kingdom
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Museum of Oxford
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