Special Events

Saturday 9 June, 12.00 - 16.00

The School of Archaeology presents an afternoon of activities 'From Mine to Metal' in association with Early Man! Find out what makes metals special, learn how they are made and remade, and explore their importance for human societies, both past and present. With family friendly talks, fiery demonstrations, hands-on activities, gallery trails and much more, this event is suitable for children and adults of all ages. For more information, visit http://flame.arch.ox.ac.uk/remade/.

Saturday 9 June, 19.00 - 20.30

Join researchers from the School of Archaeology for an evening of activities and discussions of ancient and traditional metalworking. We will introduce the chemistry of metal production, the importance of colour, and the relationship between production and reproduction in traditional metallurgy. With expert led discussions, interactive demonstrations, experiments and even the opportunity to cast metal for yourselves. Suitable for young people and adults. Under 16s must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Free but booking required.

Saturday 23 June, 11.00 - 16.30

Go behind the scenes with a curator, take a 'Pitt Rivers in the Movies' tour and get hands-on with objects from the handling collection. This year our annual day-festival showcases the cutting-edge research taking place across the Museum through a series of interactive activities for all ages. Most activities are drop-in and free. Check our website and Facebook event page for more details on how to book tickets for special tours and talks.

Sunday 1 July, 10.00 - 17.00

Join us at this year's Cowley Road Carnival for fun with object handling and crafts.

Friday 13 July, 11.00 - 12.00

East Oxford based community choir 'Singing at Ark T' will be on the balcony and in full song. Join us for inclusive singing in the galleries, experienced and novice singers welcome. Songs will respond to the collections, so expect to expand your knowledge of Zulu chants and welcoming songs from the Pacific! The group are part of Sound Resource and meet regularly at Ark T.

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 21 August, 19.00 - 22.00 (Prices vary)

Cult Screens are taking over the Museums' Lawn for a luxury outdoor cinema experience! Book a deckchair or beanbag or simply bring your own seat/blanket, choose your snacks and drinks from the wide range on offer and settle back to enjoy the film! Booking required.

Wednesday 22 August, 19.00 - 22.00 (Prices vary)

Cult Screens are taking over the Museums' Lawn for a luxury outdoor cinema experience! Book a deckchair or beanbag or simply bring your own seat/blanket, choose your snacks and drinks from the wide range on offer and settle back to enjoy the film! Booking required

Thursday 23 August, 19.00 - 22.00 (Prices vary)

Cult Screens are taking over the Museums' Lawn for a luxury outdoor cinema experience! Book a deckchair or beanbag or simply bring your own seat/blanket, choose your snacks and drinks from the wide range on offer and settle back to enjoy the film! Booking required.

Friday 24 August, 19.00 - 22.00 (Prices vary)

Cult Screens are taking over the Museums' Lawn for a luxury outdoor cinema experience! Book a deckchair or beanbag or simply bring your own seat/blanket, choose your snacks and drinks from the wide range on offer and settle back to enjoy the film! Booking required.

Saturday 15 September, 14.00 - 15.30

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