Family Friendly Events, Activities and Workshops

Object Handling Every Saturday

Every Saturday 11.00 - 13.00 Free family friendly object handling in the Pitt Rivers. Discover more about wonderful and fascinating objects from the museum’s collection. 

Museum Family Backpacks

Available from the info point 10.00 - 16.30 every Saturday. Borrow a backpack full of activities and become a family of museum explorers.

Programme of Other Family Friendly Events

Fun ways to explore the museum and discover more about our exciting collections. Make something super to take home. FREE drop-in activities for children aged 5+ and special activities designed for under 5s. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

First Saturday of every month (except 2 July) and in school holidays 
13.00 - 16.00 

Friday 22 July – Friday 2 September during opening hours

Let our treasure hunt lead you on a journey of discovery exploring the high seas.

Monday 29 August 13.00 – 16.00

Learn about different book making techniques and get creative making books. 

Friday 9 September 10.30 & 11.30

An active hands-on exploration telling the tales of objects in the Museum. Especially for under 5s.

Download our programme

All of the Oxford University Museums offer family friendly activities. To find out about current events download: The Oxford University Museums family friendly leaflet (PDF)