Special Events

Saturday 11 February - 3 March

Pitt Rivers Museum's Out in Oxford series of events, developed in partnership with members of Oxfordshire's LGBTQ+ community. Together we are marking LGBT History Month 2017 and the launch of Out in Oxford: Cross Collections Trail. To find out more about the Out in Oxford project, search #OutinOxford on Twitter. Programme information. (PDF)

Saturday 25 February, 18.00 - 21.00

There's no such thing as normal! Come along to an event specially curated by the young people from My Normal, an arts based project aiming to give LGBTQ+ youth safe spaces and a bigger voice in Oxfordshire. Art, workshops and performance. Free but booking essential. Book here.


Tuesday 28 February, 18.00 - 20.30

Join us for a screening followed by a panel discussion of cult classic Paris is Burning (1990, Director Jennie Livingston). Synopsis: New York 1987, in a nightclub in Harlem, young gay black men get ready for the competitive dance called 'Vogueing', which combines the acrobatic character of break-dancing with moves based on fashion models' poses. The contestants are all members of 'Houses', small gay gangs. The members, known as 'children', compete for the glory of their 'House'. This event is part of the Out in Oxford series, celebrating LGBTQ+ experiences in Oxfordshire. Age 16+  Tickets £5.  Book here


Wednesday 8 March, 17.00 - 22.00

To celebrate International Women's Day 2017, we are proud to host WO-MAN-ITY, an Oxfordshire based festival curated by youth empowerment charity Young Women's Music ProjectThrough performances, workshops and debates, WO-MAN-ITY provides a forum for people of all genders and ages to come together to create, learn and discuss gender-based issues that affect our day-to-day lives. All welcome. Free but booking essential. Book here.

Saturday 1 April, 10.00 - 16.00 £25

Learn how ancient peoples tanned hide with Woodland Ways' bushcraft team before having a go at the tanning process and making your very own pair of rabbit skin mittens. Cost: £25 (Includes all tuition and materials). Book now. Join the Facebook group for further updates. 


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.


Saturday 29 July, 10.00 - 16.00 £25

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.