Special Events

Saturday 29 July, 11.30 & 15.00 (£5)

What is a smoke sponge and how is it used to look after fragile objects? Can you spot the conservation work on a Bronze Age spear head? What can looking at an object under the microscope tell us? Go behind the scenes with Conservator, Jackie Chapman-Gray and discover the work taking place in our Conservation Lab in a unique, interactive tour. This activity is part of our Pitt Fest day-festival. Book your place here.

Saturday 29 July, 10.30 & 13.30 (£5)

Join Photograph Collections curatorial staff for a behind the scenes tour of the Pitt Rivers Museum's dedicated research area. A special opportunity to receive a guided tour of the climate-controlled storerooms and to view collection highlights, including albums by Wilfred Thesiger. This activity is part ouf our Pitt Fest day-festival. Book your place here.

Saturday 29 July, 15.30 (Free but booking required)

As part of Pitt Fest, the Museum's annual day-festival, join the wonderful African Dance Oxford for a free dance workshop. Pump up your energy and be ready to learn some new moves to get you into the weekend spirit! Book your free place here.

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 music performances, dance workshops, behind the scenes tours and soapbox talks. Expect object handling, special guests, live music and much more! There'll be snake bones, historic poo, clay gods and sticky back plastic!  Join the Facebook group for updates on the programme. 

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

 

Wednesday 23 August, 19.00 - 22.30

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!  Book your ticket here.

Thursday 24 August, 19.00 - 22.30

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!  Book your ticket here.

Friday 25 August, 19.00 - 22.30

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!  Book your ticket here.