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. 

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.


Saturday 21 July, 14.00 - 15.30

Come and listen to Indian tablas and have a go yourself. Free drop-in session suitable for adults and families.

Tuesday 7 August, 13.00 - 15.00

Borrow a Creativity Backpack and sketchbook to inspire your visit to the Museum. See, think and wonder at the Pitt Rivers Museum collections and use the art materials in your backpack to sketch, design and make your creative ideas come to life. Recommended for 6-12 year olds.

Download our programme

All of the Oxford University Museums offer family friendly activities. To find out about current events download: Have Fun with the Family (PDF)