Please feel free to download our Press Pack for everything you need to know about Oxford Castle Unlocked. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Downloadable versions of the most current releases are listed below:
- 01 August 2016: Annual Halloween festival returns with a vengeance to Oxford’s ancient castle
- 30 September 2016: Christmas at the Castle
Please check out our image gallery. These images can be downloaded from our Dropbox gallery and are strictly for press use only. If there is a specific type of shot you are looking for which you can’t see in our image gallery or you require a higher resolution image, we will do our best to find something suitable in our image files.
All journalists are eligible for complimentary entry into Oxford Castle Unlocked. Please contact Ellie Morgan to arrange the date and time of your visit.
Filming and Photography
All filming and photography requests should be made with plenty of notice. Please download our Filming at Oxford Castle Unlocked pack for full filming guidelines. We welcome such requests and are open to working with camera crews on a variety of projects. Please just ask!
About Oxford Castle Unlocked
Oxford Castle Unlocked opened on 2 June 2006 and gives visitors the opportunity to learn about the real people who lived and died throughout the site’s 1000-year-old turbulent past. The site has been used as a place of incarceration since 1071, continuing until the closure of HM Prison Oxford in 1996. The old buildings have been preserved and are now open to the public revealing a time capsule – allowing the buildings to tell their story.
The guardians of this important historic site, The Oxford Preservation Trust were awarded a £3.8 million grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund to restore the castle and site buildings. The post of Learning and Access Officer for Oxford Castle Unlocked is funded by Oxfordshire County Council.
Oxford Castle Unlocked is operated by Continuum Attractions.
About Continuum Attractions
Continuum Attractions lead the way in creating immersive and cultural heritage experiences that engage visitors with fascinating stories, brought to life in unforgettable and imaginative ways.
As well as Oxford Castle Unlocked, Continuum runs a number of other award-winning visitor attractions, including:
Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth
Soaring 170 metres high above the glittering Portsmouth Harbour, the iconic Spinnaker Tower is the UK’s tallest publicly accessible tower outside of London. With breathtaking 350 degree panoramic views of the South coast, the Solent and the Isle of Wight stretching up to 23 miles, every view is a masterpiece.
The Real Mary King’s Close, Edinburgh
Beneath the Royal Mile lies Edinburgh’s deepest secret – a warren of hidden closes where real people lived, worked and died in bygone centuries
The Canterbury Tales, Canterbury
Embark on a journey of discovery at Canterbury’s most imaginative visitor attraction as you step back to the Middle Ages in this stunning reconstruction of 14th century England, complete with sights, sounds and smells!
York’s CHOCOLATE Story, York
Take a mouth-watering journey through the story of chocolate and confectionery in York. See chocolate come to life, hear generations of chocolate secrets, explore from bean to bar and taste your way through York’s sweet story.
Coronation Street The Tour, Manchester
A unique opportunity to walk down the world famous cobbles of Coronation Street. Take a tour behind the scenes of the world famous Quay Street set. Studio guides will share fascinating facts and stories from over fifty years of filming at the site, before production moved to its new home at MediaCity UK.