The Oxford Story, Oxford

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    by nj-hammett Written Aug 28, 2011

    I disagree with one of the other reviewers (who admitted that they never went actually went in.) Yes, it was somewhat Disney-esque, but I thought it was a fun, immersive, educational experience, that gave one a real feeling of the history and contributions of Oxford through the ages, from medieval monks to Alice in Wonderland and other literature to the discovery of penicillin. Of course one wants to see the actual town and university as well, but the Oxford Story did not take long (30-45 minutes if you want to do it quick, if my memory is correct), and it used visual displays and sound and story to trigger one's imagination and educate visitors of all ages, from children on up. (I'm an Ivy League grad and spent a lot of time in Oxford, and I enjoyed it.)

    I gave it 5 stars and highly recommended it to visitors. But alas, it is out of business at present (2011).

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  • The Oxford Story --- was very well done.

    by nj-hammett Written Aug 28, 2011

    Yes, it was somewhat Disney-esque, but I thought it was a fun, immersive, educational experience, that gave one a real feeling of the history and contributions of Oxford through the ages, from medieval monks to Alice in Wonderland and other literature to the discovery of penicillin. Of course one wants to see the actual town and university as well, but the Oxford Story did not take long (30-45 minutes if you want to do it quick, if my memory is correct), and it used visual displays and sound and story to trigger one's imagination and educate visitors of all ages, from children on up. (I'm an Ivy League grad and spent a lot of time in Oxford, and I enjoyed it.)

    I gave it 5 stars and highly recommended it to visitors. But alas, it is out of business at present (2011).

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    • School Holidays
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    by freezer61 Written Apr 3, 2005

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    gives you athe history of oxford

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    The Oxford Story is open every day except Christmas Day.



    Jan ~ Jun & Sep ~ Dec 10.00 ~ 16.30 Mon ~ Sat

    11.00 ~ 16.30 Sun

    Jul ~ Aug 09.30 ~ 17.00 Daily



    CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY



    The Oxford Story is suitable for most disabled visitors. There are some restrictions
    dictated by the ride system and the layout of the building ~ please call in advance of
    your visit on 01865 790055. Our staff will do everything they can to ensure that your
    visit is both comfortable and enjoyable.



    Admission Prices (valid to 31/1/06)



    Adult £6.95

    Child (5 – 15 years) £5.25

    Senior Citizen £5.95

    Student (with proof of identity) £5.95

    Fun Alternatives: www.oxfordstory.co.uk

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    The Oxford Story

    by RufusFrog Updated Aug 26, 2002

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    The Oxford Story, Broad Street. Why oh why?

    OK so I've never been in but it just sounds so ghastly. You sit in a little train (shaped like a desk) & get dragged through an animated tour of the history of Oxford, complete with sounds and smells. In my view, this is tourist hell; get out & see the great city instead! (And it costs a whopping £6.50 for adults £5 for children.)

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