5 Reasons to help us


Celebrating your beloved local

Pubs are at the heart of the community, offering escapism from everyday life; they are a welcoming place to meet with friends and chat over a drink. We want to share your memories and stories about the pubs and breweries in Oxford with future generations. We'll be doing this using our pub quiz-style interactive display where visitors can find out about their favourite pub and others in the city.


Restore the Allied Arms

We want to display the Allied Arms pub sign right in the middle of this exhibition but we need your help to fund this. The Allied Arms pub was in Rose Hill, and was once known as the King of Prussia before being renamed during WWI. ⁠Supposedly the pub sign, which at one stage showed Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin, kept getting knocked down! In the 1970s, it was named The Ox, and reverted back to the King of Prussia in the 1990s. The King of Prussia sadly closed down in 2005, but we want this fascinating story to live on in our new museum.


Preserve Pub History

We think that pubs and breweries have played a crucial role in shaping the city's history. After all, where else would the literary group the Inklings have met?! Morrells employed hundreds of local people to work for them in the brewery, in pubs, and behind the scenes, meaning thousands of people were dependent on them for a wage. Help us to share these stories with future generations in our new museum space.


Receive Something Brilliant

By donating you’ll be a part of the Museum of Oxford's journey. As a thank you, we are offering bespoke rewards echoing some of the best bits of Oxford's rich pubs and brewing history. Choose from beer mats, limited edition drawings of pubs past and present, beer tasting, and an exclusive tour with our Museum Development Officer in the new museum space, plus much more.


Share Oxford's Hidden Histories

The Museum of Oxford's new museum space will be opening in late 2020. We are the only museum in the city to tell the story of the people of Oxford. By donating, you are ensuring that we preserve Oxford's lesser known histories and are able to share them with all who visit.

Every single donation puts us closer to creating our interactive pubs and breweries exhibition. Thank you for your ongoing support!

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