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Things to do in Oxford

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Oxford. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Oxford attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Oxford to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Oxford.

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  • Ashmolean Museum of Art & Archaeology

    The Ashmolean opened in 1683 as the world’s first public museum. It originated with a core group of natural history specimens that belonged to fath... More
  • Bate Collection of Musical Instruments

    The tight space here brims with 2,000 woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments, including a Swiss alpenhorn, one of the world's largest instrume... More
  • Christ Church Picture Gallery

    Christ Church Picture Gallery nearby is a jewel box of Old Master paintings and drawings. The paintings are impressive, but it's the drawings—by Mi... More
  • Isis Ceramics

    At Isis Ceramics, outside Oxford, owner Deborah Sears, a collector of 17th-century English delftware, has resuscitated the art of hand-painted tin-... More
  • Pitt Rivers Museum

    The Pitt Rivers Museum, one of the world's top ethnographic collections, comprises a dizzying array of objects—vitrines stuffed with shrunken heads... More

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