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SOFO Museum first opened during the summer of 2014, tucked away in the beautiful gardens in the grounds of The Oxfordshire Museum and Woodstock Library, and just on the doorstep of Blenheim Palace.

More than a local military museum, SOFO is a museum that everyone can enjoy, from kids to parents, and to grandparents. We tell stories of how conflict has affected the county and its people, from soldiers serving on the front lines to ordinary people living on the Home Front.

On top of a range of ever-changing displays and events, our permanent exhibits explore topics that you’ll find surprising and moving in equal measure, such as raw accounts of the liberation of Bergen-Belsen from both camp survivors and Oxfordshire soldiers. Battles of the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry puts you on-board a Horsa Glider as it prepares to land in Normandy in the early hours of D-Day 1944, while Secret Agents, Secret Armies explores the real world of spies and espionage through the lens of Ian Fleming and James Bond

SOFO holds a collection of over 3,500 objects and 7,500 archive items from two county regiments, the Queens Own Oxfordshire Hussars (QOOH) and the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. These are our starting point for reflecting on the county’s rich and diverse military heritage.

What people say about us

SOFO Museum is great day out, but don't just take our word for it...

Hidden Gem

"Hidden away in Woodstock but well worth a visit"

"Undiscovered gem"

"Cracking little museum"

Trip Advisor Reviews

Family Fun

“great for all the family!”

“grandchildren loved it”

“a brilliant place to take a family”

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A Hit with History Buffs

“A must for local historians”

"crammed with interesting militaria"

“A refreshingly interesting military museum”

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What's the best time to drop in?

Our Opening Times

Tuesday - Saturday: 11am - 5pm

Sundays: 2pm - 5pm.

(We don't 'do' Mondays!)

How long do you need to visit?

We recommend at least 1 hour to get the most from your visit

Last Admission: 4.15pm (everyday)

Changes to our normal opening times:

Bank Holiday Monday, 4 May: Open 2pm-5pm

Bank Holiday Monday, 27 May: Open 2pm-5pm

New for 2022: 

For families with Special Educational Needs, including Autistic Spectrum Disorder, we open outside our regular hours on certain special days. Enjoy the Museum at a quieter time, free from the general public, and with many of the gallery sounds turned off. Explore our gallery spaces in peace, or get hands-on with our activities.

Advanced booking is essential as places are limited, and must be booked online. Children and young people under 18 go free; adults charged at standard admission rate.

10am - 11am on Saturdays in term time, Wednesdays and Fridays during school holidays. Contact us at education@sofo.org.uk to book and for more details.

Buying a ticket

Just drop in, or book tickets in advance - it's up to you!

Day Admission

Adults: £6.50

Concessions: £5.50

Children (5-16): £3.50

Under 5s: Free

Carers: Free

Group Admission (5 or more): £5.00pp


1 Adult, 2 Children: £11.00

1 Adult, up to 4 Children: £13.00

2 Adults, up to 4 Children: £18.00

Book Online

Book your admissions ahead of your visit via the TxGB Booking Portal

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Friends' Membership

Becoming a Friend of the museum doesn't cost the world, and entitles you to a range of benefits - including free admission, a complementary guidebook and a range of great discounts and offers!

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Blenheim Annual Pass Offer

Free admission for visitors with a current and valid Blenheim Annual Pass.

Please bring your Annual and/or Privilege Passes with you to take advantage of the free admission offer.

Getting Here

We're tucked away in Woodstock at the bottom of The Oxfordshire Museum's beautiful gardens, on the doorstep of Blenheim Palace's Woodstock Gate.

Where We Are

Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum, Park Street, Woodstock, OX20 1SN

Where to Park

Woodstock's free, Long Stay Car Park is on Hensington Road, a 10 minute walk from the museum.

Sat Nav: OX20 1JQ

Blue Badge spaces and Pay and Display (1 - 5 hour) spaces can be found right outside the museum on Park Street

Buses & Trains


S3 and S7 from Oxford City Centre

S7 from Witney

Nearest Train Stations:

Long Hanborough (bus S7)

Oxford (bus S3 or S7)

More Useful Info

Get A Gallery Map

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Accessibility Guide

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Our Customer Commitment

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Need to get in touch?

Give Us A Ring

01993 810 210

Drop Us An Email


Send A Letter

SOFO Office, Harrisons Lane, Woodstock, OX20 1SS

Welcome Guides

Translated Guides to SOFO Museum (PDF)

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More great stuff to see do in Woodstock and the surrounding area!

Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum
Park Street.
Oxfordshire OX20 1SN

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General Enquiries & Event Tickets: 01993 810 211

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