Special Events

Friday 11 May, 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 12 May, 10.30 - 16.30 £90 (includes all materials and lunch)

A one-day workshop to learn methods and media to portray the moving figure with reportage artist, illustrator and experienced tutor, Amanda Beck. Starting with an exclusive tour of the museum's Egyptian artefacts to set the mood, students will then be given a unique opportunity to sketch Aimee, an experienced Egyptian dancer. Along with support and demonstrations, students will be encouraged to explore intuitive approaches to drawing, as well as experimenting with techniques and materials. The course will cover mark making to music form, movement, rhythm and gestural drawing. Use of materials and a sandwich lunch included. All abilities welcome. Book here.

Friday 18 May, 19.00 - 22.00

Join the Pitt Rivers Museum and the Museum of Natural History for a fabulous twilight event. Take a torchlit trip around the galleries whilst listening to global music; take time out to listen to poetry, talks & music installations; watch out for flash talks and workshops and linger on the lawn for exciting performances. Free but booking required

Saturday 9 June, 12.00 - 16.00

Join us for an afternoon of not-so-heavy metal! Discover how these remarkable materials are made, remade, reshaped and recycled through family friendly talks, demonstrations and activities. Explore their properties and consider their importance in human societies, both past and present. Suitable for children and adults of all ages. Free, drop-in, no need to book.

Saturday 9 June, 19.00 - 20.30

As evening falls, enjoy a taste of ancient technology as we explore the science of metal and its relationships with power, magic and mythology in societies across the world. Join us for expert talks, demonstrations, and hands-on activities around the furnaces. Suitable for young people and adults. Under 16s must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Booking required: free tickets will be available from mid-May on this website.

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 website and Facebook event page for more details on how to book tickets for special tours and talks.

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.