At Westgate Oxford, we pride ourselves on being 'of Oxford'.
Between 2015 and 2016 an extensive archaeological excavation was undertaken by Oxford Archaeology on the site of the town’s Franciscan Friary (Greyfriars) before the rebuilding and extension of the Westgate Shopping Centre.
The Westgate dig resulted in the biggest exposure of medieval buildings yet seen in the city.
Now you can find out more about what was discovered and follow the Archaeological Trail for a fascinating insight into the Oxford of yesterday. Simply visit our Guest Experience Desk on the Upper Ground Floor and request a free map, then explore the centre and uncover Westgate's medieval history.
See the animation below to find out more about Roger Bacon and his counterparts!