Special Events

Saturday 6 May, 11.00 - 13.00 & 14.00 - 16.00

Blow your own barkhorn with Chris from Acorn Education. See examples of English fold whithorns collected by Percy Manning before having a go at making and blowing your own. This half day workshop has been kindly sponsored by the Folklore Society. Free but booking essential. Book your place. Join the Facebook group for further updates.


Wednesday 24 May, 18.00 - 20.30

Between the glass cabinets of the Museum, sit down for a conversation with someone with a story to tell. Members of Oxford's queer community will be waiting throughout the Museum to have conversations - just show up and book in to speak to one or more of these amazing people. The event is free but booking is required. This event has been produced by Tales of Our City, an Oxford based LGBTQ+ reminiscence project. This event is a follow up to the Out In Oxford series.


Saturday 29 July, 10.00 - 16.00 £25 FULLY BOOKED

Make your own bark basket using prehistoric techniques with Woodland Ways' bushcraft team. Create a beautiful statement piece for your home whilst learning this ancient skill. Cost: £25 (includes all tuition and materials). Book your place


Saturday 29 July, 10.30 - 16.30

This year we move our annual day-festival inside the Museum and invite visitors to explore the collections via performances, workshops, tours and talks around the cases. Expect object handling, special guests and live music. Free but keep an eye out for entry information, which will be released in the Spring. Join the Facebook group for updates on the programme.