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On the doorstep of Blenheim Palace, Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum (SOFO) tells stories of people affected by conflict, from soldiers on the Front Lines to ordinary people on the Home Front.

Supported by collections of two county regiments, the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry and the Oxfordshire Yeomanry, we tell these stories through dynamic exhibits and interactive displays for all ages.

On a visit you can walk through a great war trench, sit inside Horsa Glider as it prepares to land on D-Day and try your hand at decoding messages all while exploring our permanent exhibition space.

Battles of the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry tells the WW2 stories of the regiment that was one of the first to arrive in France with the BEF before evacuating Dunkirk, and one of the first to return in the early hours of D-Day with the capture of Pegasus Bridge. Listen to the testimonies of soldiers and survivors in our moving Liberation of Bergen-Belsen exhibit, and discover what life was like ‘behind the wire’ in Prisoners of War: At Home & Abroad. 

Churchill & The Queen’s Own Oxfordshire Hussars explores the wartime Prime Minister’s earlier military career and lifelong connection with his local regiment, alongside a number of other famous names. Did you know James Bond author Ian Fleming’s father and brothers all served with Oxfordshire regiments?

All this and more can be found in Oxfordshire’s only dedicated military history museum.

Spy Oxfordshire - Lifting the Veil of Secrecy (Exhibition ends 24th April 2022)

You can uncover real WW2 spy stories from around the county and reveal the secret life of 007 author Ian Fleming in this new exhibition. See top secret espionage gadgets used by Resistance agents and SOE operatives alongside iconic film props and memorabilia from the James Bond franchise. Hear stories from the seemingly ordinary local people that had extraordinary careers in secret intelligence!

Museum Opening Times: 11am - 5pm Tuesdays to Saturday, and 2pm - 5pm on Sundays.

Admission Prices: Adults: £6.00 / Concessions: £5.00 / Children: £3.00 (under 5s free)

Family tickets and Annual Passes also available. 

Full admissions information at www.sofo.org.uk/visit-us/

Other Special Offers, Events, Promotions:

Online Talks: 

The museum has held a series of online lectures with live Q&As - these can be viewed on our website with no need to register or sign in - but donations are welcome!

www.sofo.org.uk/whats-on/

The next talk and live Q&A session will be streamed from 7pm, 14 September 2021

Shepard’s War: E.H. Shepard - The Man Who Drew Winnie-the-Pooh: https://www.sofo.org.uk/whats-on/shepardswar/

Offer for Blenheim Palace Annual Pass Holders:

Currently running until the end of September 2021, visitors with a valid Blenheim Annual Pass get free admission to SOFO Museum.

 

 www.sofo.org.uk

 01993 810 210

 frontofhouse@sofo.org.uk

Park St, Woodstock OX20 1SN