Special Events

24, 25 & 26 August, 19.00 for 20.30 Start

Once again Cult Screens will take over the Museums' lawn for summer evenings of cinema, popcorn and hot dogs!

Catch Baz Luhrmann’s 'Romeo + Juliet', 'Back To The Future' and 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'.

Ticket prices vary, book online.


3 September, 11.00-18.00 (FREE)

Free-drop in workshops and demonstrations including prehistoric fire lighting, preparing hides the Stone Age way, wattle and daubing and knapping your own knife. You can even dissect replica coprolites (fossilised poo!) and take part in a ‘Detective Dig’. Experts will take to the ‘Archaeology Soapbox’, sharing insights into their current research and visitors can handle archaeological finds, including objects collected by General Pitt-Rivers himself. Live music, beer tent (what would a meeting for archaeologists be without an ale or two?) and refreshments throughout the day. Activities for all ages – not just the kids! Keep an eye on our Facebook group for updates.

Saturday 10 September, 11.00-15.00

Join us in the galleries for a special object handling session where we’ll explore the diverse range of musical instruments in the handling collection. You’ll even get to have a go at creating your own tune!

21 October, 11.00-12.00

East Oxford based community Choir, 'Singing at Ark T', will be on the balcony and in full song on Friday 21 October. 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.