Special Events

Saturday 23 June, 11.00 - 16.30

Go behind the scenes with a curator, take a 'Pitt Rivers in the Movies' tour and get hands-on with objects from the handling collection. This year our annual day-festival showcases the cutting-edge research taking place across the Museum through a series of interactive activities for all ages. Most activities are drop-in and free. Check our Facebook event page for more details on how to book tickets for special tours and talks. https://bit.ly/2JQfdDB

Wednesday 20 June, 14.30; Thursday 21 June, 14.30; Friday 22 June, 11.00 & 14.30; Saturday 23 June, 11.00, 12.00, 13.00, 14.30 & 15.30

The Pit Rivers Museum cares for a sail from an umiak, or women's boat, collected from an Inuit group in the Hudson Strait in 1824. The sail is unique in that it is made from strips of dried intestine, sewn together to make a large square sail - it is the only known example in a museum collection. Due to the size of the object and the very fragile material, it is not possible for the object to be on long-term display. Creating a rare opportunity to see this important and fascinating object, the Conservation Team have retrieved the sail from the Museum stores and will have it on display for several days in June 2018. They will be on hand to talk about this special material and the work they have carried out to preserve this unique artefact. Free but booking required.

Sunday 1 July, 10.00 - 17.00

Join us at this year's Cowley Road Carnival for fun with object handling and crafts.

Friday 13 July, 11.00 - 12.00

East Oxford based community choir 'Singing at Ark T' will be on the balcony and in full song. Join us for inclusive singing in the galleries, experienced and novice singers welcome. Songs will respond to the collections, so expect to expand your knowledge of Zulu chants and welcoming songs from the Pacific! The group are part of Sound Resource and meet regularly at Ark T.

Saturday 21 July, 14.00 - 15.30

Come and listen to Indian tablas and have a go yourself. Free drop-in session suitable for adults and families.

Tuesday 21 August, 19.00 - 22.00 (Prices vary)

Cult Screens are taking over the Museums' Lawn for a luxury outdoor cinema experience! Book a deckchair or beanbag or simply bring your own seat/blanket, choose your snacks and drinks from the wide range on offer and settle back to enjoy the film! Booking required.

Wednesday 22 August, 19.00 - 22.00 (Prices vary)

Cult Screens are taking over the Museums' Lawn for a luxury outdoor cinema experience! Book a deckchair or beanbag or simply bring your own seat/blanket, choose your snacks and drinks from the wide range on offer and settle back to enjoy the film! Booking required

Thursday 23 August, 19.00 - 22.00 (Prices vary)

Cult Screens are taking over the Museums' Lawn for a luxury outdoor cinema experience! Book a deckchair or beanbag or simply bring your own seat/blanket, choose your snacks and drinks from the wide range on offer and settle back to enjoy the film! Booking required.

Friday 24 August, 19.00 - 22.00 (Prices vary)

Cult Screens are taking over the Museums' Lawn for a luxury outdoor cinema experience! Book a deckchair or beanbag or simply bring your own seat/blanket, choose your snacks and drinks from the wide range on offer and settle back to enjoy the film! Booking required.

Saturday 15 September, 14.00 - 15.30

Come and listen to Indian tablas and have a go yourself. Free drop-in session suitable for adults and families.