Special Events

Pop-Up Art

Pop-Up Art

2 July, 10.00 –16.30

For one day only, Art and Design students (UAL Level 2 Diploma) from Abingdon and Witney College will take over the heart of the Museum, exhibiting new 2D, 3D and digital artwork created in response to the Pitt Rivers collections. Drop in to talk to the students about their work, inspirations and aspirations!


Meet My World:
Peruvian ‘Edible’ Cinema!

Friday 10 July, 19.00 start (£12)

An intimate, one-off Peruvian evening…we call it Meet My World! Unique short films created by Quechua children of the Andes will be brought to life by children’s charity, Amantani and renowned archaeologist and broadcaster, Dr. Jago Cooper (British Museum). Try Andean food and explore Peruvian objects in the Pitt Rivers over a beer or cocktail. Tickets include snacks and a drink, and proceeds will support Amantani’s work.

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After hours tour

After Hours Guided Tours

Thursday 16 & Friday 24 July
17.30 – 19.00

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) | Book Now

decorating leather

Decorating Leather Workshop

Saturday 25 July, 10.00 – 16:30

Fully Booked

Learn how to create intricately patterned leather with embossed elements and raised surface details, using vegetable-tanned leather, stamping tools and lino-cutting techniques.

Inspired by the rich cultures within the Museum collections, you will design your own decorative surface pattern, transfer onto leather and make into a unique hand-stitched purse or other object.


Darning masterclass

Darning Masterclasses

Friday 18 September, 13.00 – 16.30 OR
Saturday 19 September, 10:00 – 13:30

Learn to darn with Tom van Deijnen, aka tomofholland, best known for his Visible Mending Programme. Tom will teach Swiss and stocking darning techniques alongside his inspiring darning showcase, and talk about why darning and repairing clothes is important to him. You'll take home a comprehensive handout, two darning needles, skills to tackle any holey sock or thinning elbow and a beautiful darn as a badge of honour!

All practice materials provided. Participants must be aged 16+ | Price £10 - Limited tickets available.

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