Oxford's stone heads

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Illustration of the emperor's head outside Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford
DISPLAY

Oxford's stone heads: history and mysteries

  4 May – 21 July 2019 

 Admission free

Oxford's stone heads: history and mysteries

350 years of heritage explored through three generations of Broad Street’s famous sculptures. Follow their journeys and discover the myths behind their identities. Understand how heritage science contributes to unravelling their past and conserving stone for the future.

 

 Location

Blackwell Hall, Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG

 Wheelchair access

The Weston Library is wheelchair accessible

 Admission

Admission free

 Opening times

Monday to Friday - 9am–5pm
Saturday - 9am–4.30pm
Sunday - 11am–5pm

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