Special Events


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Craft Café

Sunday 29 March and 12 April, 14.00–16.00

Come to the Craft Café to meet new people, learn about the Museum’s collections and create a craft to take home! Sessions start with a short tour in the galleries, before heading to the Museums’ Annexe to relax, chat and craft. Each week focuses on a specific craft: printing cards and posters, customising a canvas bag, painting beautiful Easter eggs, and making stylish rolled paper jewellery and drinks coasters.

Tickets cost £3 (includes materials, tea and biscuits). Participants must be aged 18 or over. Book Now

Keep up to date with @CraftCafePRM on Twitter, our Facebook event and the Craft Café Blog


AH tours

After Hours Guided Tours

Friday 10 & 17 April 17.30 - 19.00

Come and join us for an after-hours exclusive guided tour of the Museum, where you will be taken around by one of our expert guides (max per group 15 people) and then browse the Museum at your leisure away from the busy daily crowds.

Explore remarkable collections of hand-made objects from every continent and throughout human history. Discover masks, magic charms and amulets, jewellery, boats, baskets and body decoration, toys, tools, weapons, musical instruments and so much more.

Price £10 - Limited tickets (all children under 16 to be accompanied by an adult)

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Folk weekend

Folk Weekend Oxford

Saturday 18 – Sunday 19 April, 11.00-16.30

Join us for some fantastic folky yarns from Debs Newbold and Banburyshire tales, a percussion workshop with The Hut People, a ‘big family sing’ and craft activities for all. On Saturday Morris dance troupes (or ‘sides’) from Oxfordshire and beyond will be dancing on the lawn in many different styles. All activities are free and organized in partnership withFolk Weekend Oxford.
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Download the Pitt Rivers Folk Weekend programme for the full list of activities.



Nanook of the North

Nanook of the North – A Live Soundtrack

Saturday 9 May, 19.30 start

North Wall Arts Centre, Summertown (map)

Pitt Rivers AfterHours, OCM and Dead Rat Orchestra Present: Nanook of the North – A Live Soundtrack. Dead Rat Orchestra perform live at the North Wall, presenting their own soundtrack to the classic, controversial and possibly first ever, feature length documentary, Nanook of the North. With expert introduction and post film Q&A.

For more information and to purchase tickets see our AfterHours page.
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Friday 15 May, 19.00-22.00 (£5)

Come and discover the Pitt Rivers Museum and Museum of Natural History with more than just your eyes! Taste, feel, smell and hear your way through the galleries with ‘feelie boxes’, ‘smell stations’, a taste challenge and of course, a cash bar. There will be live music and a torch-light trail too. £5 per ticket, concessionary group rate available.

More information and online booking


Last Mughal

William Dalrymple

author of The Last Mughal

In performance with Vidya Shah, musician

Friday 5 June, 18.15

Oxford University Museum Lecture Theatre Parks Road, Oxford

Enter a lost world of music and poetry as more than 300 years of Mughal rule approached its end at the hands of the British in 1857. William Dalrymple, award-winning historian and author of The Last Mughal, in performance with the celebrated North Indian vocalist Vidya Shah, take us back to a bygone era of matchless splendour, bringing to life a world of emperors, poets, courtesans, politics, bayonets, intrigue and love, through word and music.

And afterwards – food and drinks in the Pitt Rivers Museum until 21.00logo

Online Booking
Tickets: £16