Pitt Rivers ‘AfterHours’NMU logo

AfterHours evenings offer interactive encounters with the collections. Each with its own unique theme, AfterHours presents the chance to explore the galleries - with friends or independently - over a drink from our cash bar and in a childfree environment.

Expect interesting collaborations, live performances, music, object handling, talks, tours and taster-workshops.

AfterHours events are part of Project VERVE's public programme, Need/Make/Use, and they happen regularly throughout the year. Keep an eye on our What’s On pages for regular updates.

Java & Bali

Friday 24 October, 18.30 - 21.30

Shadow puppetry; a live gamelan; Javanese dance performances from Ni Madé Pujawati; a Balinese dance workshop; special talks by Dr Fiona Kerlogue of the Horniman Museum, craft activities and authentic Indonesian cuisine!oxis logo

View the programme(PDF) and
join Facebook event for updates.

Entry via Oxford University
Museum of Natural History, Parks Road



Folklore and storytelling

Folklore & Storytelling

Thursday 4 December, 18.30-21.00

Explore the fascinating world of our Folklore collections: join a Story Museum workshop and create your own personal yarn; listen to a talk on the lesser know collecting habits of Pitt Rivers’ first curator, Henry Balfour; find the famous witch in a bottle hidden amid charms from around the world; follow a specially created object trail, journeying through the galleries; view footage from the intriguing archives of Doc Rowe; and seek out Poet Obby Robinson as he reads live from his own folkloric creations.story museum logo

Free entry, cash bar.

Full details to be announced shortly.


Previous After Hours Events:

Reel to RealMasqueradeCentral and South AmericaArabian PeninsulaNorth AmericaHip hopTibetan monksVoice Disguiser After HourscinemaRafflesMoney PittRAPJava Bali AfterHours