Since 1927 we have encouraged the best of the new and work to protect the old. Guiding change - not stopping it, helping to protect our green spaces and views for the future. Please join us. Support Oxford.


We are proud to be celebrating 40 years of the Oxford Preservation Trust Awards this year.The awards celebrate the finest new buildings and restoration projects in our wonderful city and we wanted to make some noise about them, so are featuring winners over the 40 years in the Oxford Times over...

OPT started in November 1927.  Come and join us at the Painted Room anytime between 11am and 2pm for tea and birthday cake to mark the start of our 90th anniversary celebrations at OPT's first offices. Saturday, November 18, 2017 11:00 to 14:00

Venue: The Painted Room 

If you were one of the thousands of people who enjoyed this year's Oxford Open Doors, you may be surprised to know that this free event is only made possible thanks to OPT members. 

Please help us to keep Oxford Open Doors going and become a member of OPT.

Thank you to Emma Bridgewater for designing us this beautiful OPT Oxford mug - perfect for Christmas presents.They retail at £19.95, or £14.95 for OPT members and are available to buy directly from Payne & Son on the High Street, the gift shop at Oxford Castle Unlocked or from us here at the...


Oxford Preservation Trust are passionate about protecting Oxford’s extraordinary and wonderful past and guiding its exciting future. Since 1927 we’ve been the custodians of land and buildings with its fingers of green running into and through the City, where ‘town meets country’.

The OPT team were down at Hinksey Meadow recently celebrating National Meadows Day, enjoying the sunshine and sharing and celebrating in this wonderful piece of meadowland which people tell us has been managed like this for a thousand years.

If you are not yet a member of Oxford Preservation Trust (OPT), then there is no better time to join than now!  This month sees the build up to the highlight of our year – Oxford Open Doors.  

We were delighted to see so many local people join us for our Oxford Open Doors weekend 9/10 September, when hidden spaces opened their doors to invite you in.  25,000 + people came and with over 3,000 visiting us in Cornmarket and in the Painted Room so we had a great time too.