Our displays are constantly evolving with the arrival of new exhibits and reflect our sawmilling, farming and general home-life of our early settlers.
We rely heavily on volunteers and donations to keep the museum open at weekends and public holidays.
The principal reason for Oxford’s development was forestry related industries and farming. Oxford Beech trees provided the best timber for the saw mills which fringed the beautiful Harewood Forest. The first steam mill began operating in 1860 but by 1869 there were only two steam mills and at least twelve pairs of pit-sawyers still operating in the area.
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