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Object Handling every Saturday

Every Saturday 10.30 - 12.30 Free family friendly object handling in the Pitt Rivers (Saturday 5 September will be on the front lawn as part of Pitt Fest). Discover more about wonderful and fascinating objects from the museum’s collection.


Family Friendly Fun every Sunday

Every Sunday 14.00 - 16.00 Free family friendly acitivities in the Pitt Rivers. Activity backpacks, sorting boxes, trails, colouring sheets and craft activities.


Programme of other Family Friendly events family friendly events

Fun ways to explore the museum and discover more about our exciting collections. Make something super to take home. FREE drop-in activities for children aged 5+. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

First Saturday of every month and in school holidays 
13.00 - 16.00 (unless otherwise stated - There will not be a Pitt stop on Saturday 4 July)

Summer holiday

Trail: All going on a Summer Holiday

Saturday 18 July – Monday 31 August
during opening hours

What will you pack? Who will you meet? A sensory trail with lots of things to see, hear, and touch.

pittfest

Pitt Stop: Pitt Fest- Handmade!

Saturday 5 September 11.00 – 17.00

Join us on the University Museum lawn for our third annual Pitt Fest. Take part in a range of creative hands-on crafts from around the world.

dot to dot

Under 5 event: Dot to Dot

Thursday 10 September 10.30 – 12.30, 14.00 – 16.00

Explore Aboriginal art and create your own dotty masterpiece. Especially for under 5s.

drawing the drawers

Drawing the Drawers

Saturday 19 September 11.00 - 13.00

Discover what's hidden inside Pitt River's drawers. A family drawing activity exploring some of the secret objects inside the drawers. What will you discover… This special event is part of the Big Draw 2015.

learn the lingo

Pitt Stop: Learn the Lingo

Saturday 3 October 13.00 – 16.00

Find out more about ancient forms of writing and create your own language.

Masks

Under 5 event: New: A Little Look at Masks

Thursday 8 October 10.30 & 11.30

An active hands-on exploration telling the tales of objects in the Museum. Especially for under 5s | Please bear in mind that these sessions last 30 mins.

Egypt

October Half-Term Activities: Egyptastic

Monday 26 October – Wednesday 28 October 13.00 – 16.00

Come and meet our Ancient Egyptian mummy and discover more about Ancient Egypt. Make a spectacular amulet.

Mending

Pitt Stop: Marvellous Mending

Saturday 7 November 13.00 – 16.00

Watch an expert fix pottery with gold, a Japanese tradition. Then get creative with gold and glue!

Music

Under 5 event: New: A Little Look at… Music

Thursday 19 November 10.30 & 11.30

An active hands-on exploration telling the tales of objects in the Museum. Especially for under 5s | Please bear in mind that these sessions last 30 min

Beads

Pitt Stop: Jingle Beads

Saturday 5 December 13.00 – 16.00

Jingle all the way and make your own beaded Christmas decorations.

Inuit

Under 5 event: New: A Little Look at… The Inuit

Thursday 10 December 10.30 & 11.30

An active hands-on exploration telling the tales of objects in the Museum. Especially for under 5s | Please bear in mind that these sessions last 30 min

Reindeer

Trail: Rockin’ Reindeer trail

Saturday 19 December – Sunday 3 January during opening hours

Feeling festive? Try out our Rockin’ Reindeer Christmas trail. Can you spot them all?

Inuit

Pitt Stop: Incredible Inuit

Saturday 2 January 13.00 – 16.00

Touch museum objects and find out more about the fascinating lives of the Inuit. Make an igloo to take home with you.

Shields

Under 5 event: A Little Look at… Shields

Thursday 7 January 10.30 & 11.30

An active hands-on exploration telling the tales of objects in the Museum. Especially for under 5s | Please bear in mind that these sessions last 30 min.

Puppets

Pitt Stop: Pop-up Puppeteer

Saturday 6 February 13.00 – 16.00

Bring a puppet to life and become a master puppeteer.

Boats

Under 5 event: A Little Look at… Boats

Thursday 11 February 10.30 & 11.30

An active hands-on exploration telling the tales of objects in the Museum. Especially for under 5s | Please bear in mind that these sessions last 30 min

Eat

February Half-Term Activities: Eat or be Eaten

Monday 15 February – Wednesday 17 February 13.00 – 16.00

Explore the amazing skills of attack and defence. Crafts, object handling and a family friendly talk a 15.00

Explorers

Pitt Stop: Explorers and adventurers

Saturday 5 March 13.00 – 16.00

Explore the world in the Pitt Rivers Museum. Look at the stories behind some of our famous collectors and collections.

Lamps

Under 5 event: A Little Look at... Lamps

Thursday 10 March 10.30 & 11.30

An active hands-on exploration telling the tales of objects in the Museum. Especially for under 5s | Please bear in mind that these sessions last 30 min

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Download our programme

All of the Oxford University Museums offer family friendly activities. To find out about current events download: The Oxford University Museums family friendly leaflet (PDF)