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Friday 24 November, 19.00 - 22.00

Free but booking required.

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Level access entrance: Robinson Close, South Parks Road, OX1 3PP


Experience the Pitt Rivers Museum and Natural History Museum after dark with an evening packed with exciting activities hosted by researchers, creatives, community groups and staff. Join us in the Pitt Rivers Museum for a programme of activities to mark Disability History Month and the new Curating for Change trail* in the Museum.


This event has been programmed with Curating for Change Fellow Kyle Jordan and a team of local co-producers.


All welcome!

As you are probably aware, Covid-19 is still very much in circulation. While for some people this will cause relatively mild symptoms, for others Covid can be devastating and dangerous, especially for disabled and immuno-compromised people. Please, do not attend if you have any symptoms, even mild ones.



Activities with limited spaces, sign-up required: Curator-led tour of Nothing Without Us: Experiences of Disability trail, Behind the Scenes sharing sessions with co-producers

Drop-in activities: Wellbeing Zine-making workshop, BSL Hand Choir workshops, Object handling, Nothing Without Us self-guided trail

Dedicated quiet space available

A full programme, including timings, will be released closer to the event.

  • Join Kyle Jordan, the Museum's Curating for Change Fellow, on a tour of the brand new museum trail Nothing Without Us: Experiences of Disability to explore the Pitt Rivers Museum's collections through a new lens.
  • Go behind the scenes at the Pitt Rivers Museum and meet the Nothing Without Us co-producers as they share their personal connection to objects within the collection. Handle real museum objects and learn more about the lived experience of disabled people.
  • Unleash your creativity by making your very own Wellbeing Zine (mini-magazine) to take home! Join artist and anthropologist Dr Laura Haapio-Kirk in a relaxed drop-in workshop to draw museum objects and chat about what wellbeing means to you.
  • Join Hand Talking in a workshop to learn how to sign along to a popular song using British Sign Language and celebrate what you've learnt by taking part in an informal BSL Hand Choir performance in the galleries.
  • Stop by the Object Handling station and learn about fascinating objects from the Museum's collections with our volunteers.
  • Visit the Museum of Natural History to engage your senses or take a break in one of the museums' dedicated Quiet Spaces.


*Curating for Change exists to create strong career pathways for d/Deaf, disabled and neurodiverse curators, currently seriously under-represented in museums. Trainees and Fellows work within host partner museums nationally to produce exhibitions, events and blogs, exploring disabled people's histories, while gaining skills for careers in the sector. Curating for Change is delivered by Screen South and Accentuate, working with over 20 museums across England and is funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund and Art Fund. 


Accessibility Information

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Event access information:

The following sessions will have BSL interpretation for d/Deaf and hearing-impaired people:

  • Curator-led tour of Nothing Without Us: Experiences of Disability trail
  • BSL Hand Choir Workshops
  • Behind the scenes sharing sessions

Touch-tour elements for blind and partially-sighted people:

  • Curator-led tour of Nothing Without Us: Experiences of Disability trail

All activities are accessible for wheelchair users but please consider signing up to activities with limited space in advance.

There will be low-level music playing in the museum. During performances of the Hand Choir, the music will be at a normal level.

We expect the busiest period in the museum to be 8-9pm.

There will be signs up to help you locate the areas and activities. If you need additional support, please ask a staff member who will be visible by their lanyard.

There will be a quiet area in the Lecture Room with lower lighting, bean bags, chairs and books. This area will be regularly checked by a staff member. There will also be a quiet area in the Natural History Museum in the Annex, which will be clearly signposted.

Please note that parking is very limited at the Museum.  A map showing nearby Blue Badge parking can be found here.

If you have any queries regarding access for this event, please email or call us on +44 (0)1865 613 000.