Our latest news and events.

  • Smiles all round at The Story Museum The Story Museum is one of 35 organisations to receive a Small Capital Grant in the current round of Arts Council England awards, announced in January. Our grant is worth ...
  • Story Museum – volunteer wellbeing Like all museums and arts venues, The Story Museum would not be able to function without its team of enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers. They have kept our exhibitions and events running ...
  • Story Museum – Designing a happy Museum The Story Museum is unique among the Happy Museum’s commissions: we are the only organisation which does not yet have a physical ‘museum’ space. So far we have run a pilot ...
  • Congratulations and celebrations – The Story Museum When Heritage Story Skills trainees celebrated the end of their course at The Story Museum, who better to present them with their certificates than Inspector Morse author Colin Dexter? The fifteen ...
  • Story Museum – Make me smile Children from five Oxford primary schools made masks for a Lottery-funded project, Make Me Smile, which showed how happiness can be expressed in many different ways. The Story Museum was delighted to ...
  • Manchester’s Playful Museum at the MA Conference At the MA conference this year we led a workshop about Manchester Museum’s Playful Museum project. We wanted to demonstrate how we have begun to put the Happy Museum principles ...
  • Story Museum – Mood Tree and Happy Tracker Finally in our week of blogs from the Story Museum, Oxford… The mood tree As part of the Happy Museum project, we’re interested in learning about the impact we have on our ...
  • Story Museum – Heritage Story Guides We’re running a training programme at The Story Museum in heritage story skills. Fourteen adult volunteers, aged from 18 to 65, who are not currently working or studying, are taking ...
  • Story Museum – Just the ticket Third in our series of blogs from the Story Museum, Oxford who will be hosting our meeting of Happy Museum Commissions on 15th November… Our first exhibition, ‘Other Worlds’ in May ...
  • Story Museum – Signs of the times Ours is a dilapidated building, awaiting transformation. Health and safety is vital in our warren of empty rooms, uneven surfaces and unexpected corners. So we do need signs; but how ...