SOFO is an umbrella museum which looks after three military history collections for the region.
These archives and objects are the property of three bodies: the Trustees of the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, the Trustees of the Oxfordshire Yeomanry and Soldiers of Oxfordshire Trust.
Oxfordshire's military heritage ranges from the Civil War to the present day, covering the Napoleonic War, the Boer War and the two World Wars, in which every village was involved.
The archives and objects are important tools in researching, explaining and understanding this history.
Do you have something you would like to donate to the museum?
While we're always happy to consider new objects for the museum collection, please do not bring object donations in to the museum, or send them by post, unless pre-arranged with a member of staff.
You can contact our Collections team by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling on 01993 810 210
Want to visit the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum Archives?
Archive visits for research can be booked with the Collections Manager. Please email email@example.com with the reference numbers or description of objects you would like to see, and your reason for visiting the archive. Archive visits are charged at £25 for an initial visit to cover research time and object preparation.
If you are trying to research a soldier that served with county regiment, you can submit a research enquiry with our team via our separate Soldier Research Enquiry service - you'll find more information about this from the Research tab.
If you are a museum or heritage institution, we are always looking for new collaboration opportunities for events and exhibitions. Our Collaborations page shows how we have supported projects in the past.
We can also facilitate loans from our SOFO collection for your exhibition or display. Archive object loans are contingent on the second party having a lockable case available for display. Handling loan boxes are are also available for hire.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.