Oxfordshire's military museum has kicked off its 10th-anniversary celebration with never-before-seen exhibits and star-studded audio guides.

To mark the milestone, Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum (SOFO) has unveiled new and updated permanent displays, exhibitions, and objects from its archive.

One addition to the museum is Bond memorabilia, film props, and a pair of Sean Connery's shoes from the film 'Never Say Never Again'.

There are also objects loaned to the museum displaying the work of real World War Two spies, such as recently acquired weapons and equipment from the Special Operations Executive (SOE).

A trail titled 'We Need To Talk About War' will be engaging visitors with challenging questions about war and there is a new audio guide narrated by Al Murray, a comedian and proficient military historian.

His father, 'The Colonel' Ingram Murray also lends his voice to the audio guide.

From June 1 to October 1, a special 10th-anniversary exhibition will display some of the museum's most significant moments and stories.

It will revisit the museum's favourite artefacts and debut objects that have never been shown to the public before.

The museum set up shop on Park Street, Woodstock in 2014, initially the only museum of its type in the county.

Since then, SOFO has kept the county's military heritage alive by encompassing the tales of Oxfordshire and its citizens - how they were affected by historical, global conflicts.

The museum also preserved the history of the county's two esteemed regiments: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, and Winston Churchill's regiment, the Queens Own Oxfordshire Hussars.

Partially funded by the OxLEP Grant, the museum has updated and extended its exhibition space recently.

Its most recent display, 'Bloody Battles and Dangerous Diseases', provides an engaging, Horrible Histories-inspired overview of wartime medical advances.

The museum's modern approach extends to discussing complex topics stirred by its exhibits.

'The We Need To Talk About War' project tackles 'Big Questions' linked with each exhibition, with answers offered by local students, schools, and academics.

It encourages visitors to ponder over the ethics of war and the dilemmas of conflict.

2024 marks other significant anniversaries making it even more eventful for the museum.

The 80th anniversary of D-Day and the 110th anniversary of the start of World War One will be remembered with new exhibitions.

The D-Day-inspired 'Horsa Hop' ale will be sold in the museum shop and during events, with the profits maintaining the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Trust's preservation of military artefacts and narratives.

"The 10th anniversary updates make it the perfect time to visit, for both regulars and newcomers alike," a spokesman said.