Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum
Oxfordshire, England

Details for Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum

If you are holidaying in the lovely county of Oxfordshire or in the beautiful Cotswolds and fancy spending a few hours learning about the military history of the region then head to the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum.

The museum is situated in the town of Woodstock just a few miles north of the city of Oxford. This interesting museum was officially opened by the Princess Royal in 2014 after a £3.2 million project to build these new premises. The museum houses a fine collection of artefacts and memorabilia of regiments of Oxfordshire soldiers going back to the end of the 18th century when the ‘Oxfordshire Yeomanry' was first formed. Visitors will find plenty of displays and collections of interesting items from battles and conflicts going back to the Napoleonic Wars, the battle of Waterloo, the Boer Wars through both the First and Second World Wars and bringing things right up to date with the conflicts in the twenty first century in places like Iraq and Afghanistan.

There is a very moving display documenting the part that the Oxfordshire soldiers played in the liberation of the notorious concentration camp at Bergen Belsen during the Second World War and also an interesting display of the roles that doctors and nurses have played on the front line of the battlefields. There is a gallery dedicated to the brave airmen of Oxfordshire who fought in the Battle of Britain and in the Cold War which followed the end of World War Two.

 

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Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum
Park St
Woodstock
Oxfordshire
OX20 1SN
01993 810210
 

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