Talks, Tours & Workshops


Saturday Spotlight

Third Saturday of the month 14.30

Events focusing on the displays and their relevance today; find out more about the collections, meet curators, hear specialist speakers, or join in workshops. Suitable for adults and older children.

Upcoming programme of gallery talks.

Still Sunday morning

Still Sunday Morning

Every Sunday 10.00 – 11.30

Still a good time of the week for a relaxed visit - space to draw, a chance to study or simply to stand and stare. At 10.45 watch a 45minute audio-visual presentation featuring Sir David Attenborough, introducing many familiar, and some easily missed, treasures of the collections.

More ways to add variety to your visit to the Pitt Rivers


Highlights tour

Wednesdays 14.30 and 15.15

Volunteer-led introductory tour of the Museum. Tours last about 20 minutes. No booking necessary. Please gather at the Information point 5 minutes before the start of each tour.

30th anniversary magazine

Friends of the Pitt Rivers Museum

Lectures and Events

A programme of lectures and events are held by the Friends of the Pitt Rivers.

Read more about the Friends of the Pitt Rivers


leather stitching

Medieval leather stitching workshop

Saturday 17 January 2015, 10:00 – 16:00

Booking essential – limited spaces available

An exclusive one day introduction to the manufacture of medieval turn shoes. Learn how to make your own authentic threads from linen fibres and boar bristles. Train the necessary stitching techniques that dominated shoe manufacture for centuries and make your own leather pouch from authentic vegetable tanned leather.

Price: £25 (includes all tuition and materials)
Participants must be aged 18 or over. Book a place.

For further information, contact Maya