Museum Events

Murder and Mayhem at the Museum

Murder and Mayhem at the Museum

Saturday, Oct. 28, 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.
$20 per person

Booking Request Form

Join us for a day of mystery, murder, and intrigue inspired by the Birchall trial of 1890.

This event is presented by Live History, a theatre company that specializes in bringing local history to life. Groups of people will explore the building and interact with characters as they work together to solve clues and complete tasks.

Groups will begin in 15 minute intervals and will have an hour to complete the event. Each group can have a maximum of 10 people. Please note, smaller groups may be combined to fill each available time slot. This event is designed for ages 16+.

Call 519-537-8411 or fill out our online booking request form to reserve your spot!

Woodstock Museum 75th Anniversary

Join the Woodstock Museum in celebrating all of the people and work involved in creating and maintaining our community museum over the decades with special activities, exhibits and events throughout the year.

New and renewing members will also receive an additional 75 days on all memberships in 2023!

1948 Celebration Tea — Jan. 28

Saturday, Jan. 28 at 1 p.m.

Join us to celebrate the historical opening of the museum 75 years ago today!

Dress to impress like it’s 1948. Raise a cup of tea or coffee to the Woodstock’s Museum many years and enjoy a tasty treat on us!

Tea cup with a floral design and gold handle

Creative Family Day — Feb. 20

Monday, Feb. 20
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

We're continuing our 75th anniversary celebrations with free drop-in activities on Family Day. We will also be celebrating the opening of two new exhibits — Covid Stories and Sikhs in Canada.

Visit for more Family Day fun happening throughout the city at Cowan Park Sportsplex, Woodstock Art Gallery, Theatre Woodstock, Southside Aquatic Centre and Reeves Community Complex. There will be a free bus shuttle to and from all locations.

Oxford Historical Society Presentation — May 31

Wednesday, May 31
6:45 p.m.

Curator Karen Houston will discuss the founding of the Woodstock Museum and its ties with the Oxford Historical Society. Doors open at 6:30pm and the meeting will begin at 6:45pm. Visit the Oxford Historical Society's website for more information on their monthly meetings and events.

Woodstock Museum NHS: Celebrating 75 Years Exhibit

January 28 – December 31, 2023

Originally called the Oxford County Museum, the Woodstock Museum first opened to the public on January 28, 1948, on the second floor of the Old Town Hall. In celebration of the museum's 75th anniversary, this exhibit looks back on its history through the lives and contributions of its curators.

Woodstock Museum NHS: Celebrating 75 Years

$75 for 75 Years Fundraising Campaign

Donate $75 today to make a lasting contribution to heritage preservation and education!

Donations can be made in person at the Museum, over the phone by credit card or using our online donation form.

Donate Online

Woodstock Museum National Historic Site 75th Anniversary logo

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Phone: 519-539-1291
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