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Martyrs' Memorial - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

13 Magdalen St, Oxford OX1 3AE, UK


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About Martyrs' Memorial

The Martyrs’ Memorial, designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott and built of magnesium limestone, has stood as a focal point at the south end of St Giles since its completion in 1843, when it replaced “a picturesque but tottering old house”. It was modelled on the Waltham Cross. The monument was built 300 years after the events of the English Reformation and commemorates the Bishop of Worcester Hugh Latimer and Bishop of London Nicholas Ridley, who were burned nearby on 16 October, 1555.

Attractions Near Martyrs' Memorial

Ashmolean Museum
Ashmolean Museum0.08km from Martyrs' Memorial

The Ashmolean is the University of Oxford's museum of art and archaeology, founded in 1683. Its collection representing most of the world’s great civilizations, with objects dating from 8000 BC to the present day. Among its treasures are the world’s greatest collection of Raphael drawings, the most important collection of Egyptian pre-Dynastic sculpture and ceramics outside Cairo and so more.

Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology
Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology0.11km from Martyrs' Memorial

The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology in Oxford was established in 1683 and is the oldest museum in the United Kingdom. It houses the University of Oxford’s collections of art and antiquities. Its many riches include the world’s greatest collection of Raphael drawings; the most important collection of Egyptian pre-Dynastic sculpture and ceramics outside Cairo; the only great Minoan collection in Britain; outstanding Anglo-Saxon treasures; the most famous violin in the world, Stradivari’s M

St Michael at the North Gate
St Michael at the North Gate0.16km from Martyrs' Memorial

St Michael at the North Gate is a church in Cornmarket Street, at the junction with Ship Street, in central Oxford, England. The name derives from the church's location on the site of the north gate of Oxford when it was surrounded by a city wall. Originally built around 1000–1050, with the tower from 1040 still in existence, the church is Oxford's oldest building.It was constructed of Coral Rag.[3] The church tower is Saxon. The architect John Plowman rebuilt the north aisle and transept in 18

History of Science Museum
History of Science Museum0.26km from Martyrs' Memorial

The History of Science Museum offers you the opportunity to weave your event around one of the world’s leading collections of scientific instruments. This unrivalled collection of early scientific instruments is housed in the world’s oldest public purpose-built museum building, the Old Ashmolean. The museum was built in 1683, and it is the world's oldest surviving purpose-built museum.

Weston Library
Weston Library0.28km from Martyrs' Memorial

The Weston Library is part of the Bodleian Library, the main research library of the University of Oxford. It is the home of the Bodleian Libraries’ special collections. It is a working library and research centre, as well as a public event and exhibition space. The library has three reading rooms and a number of seminar rooms and other study spaces, as well as a Centre for Digital Scholarship and Visiting Scholars Centre.

The Sheldonian Theatre
The Sheldonian Theatre0.29km from Martyrs' Memorial

The Sheldonian Theatre is one of the popular Oxford tourist attractions. This small yet exquisite Grade I listed building was built between 1664 and 1668 by Sir Christopher Wren. The building’s primary function is as the University of Oxford’s ceremonial hall but is also available as a venue for a range of dinners, receptions, talks, and music events.

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Oxfordshire is a landlocked county in the far west of the government statistical region of South East England. The ceremonial county borders Warwickshire to the north-west, Northamptonshire to the north-east, Buckinghamshire to the east, Berkshire to the south, Wiltshire to the south-west and Gloucestershire to the west.