Since the spring, 50 volunteers have helped the Museum of Natural History develop its 'Handwritten in Stone' exhibition. Here, the Director teaches some of the volunteers how to read geological maps.

Help bring the dodo back to life with a story or poem!

Oxford University Museums offering a series of fully funded Doctoral Studentships

National Museums Directors Council asks why we love museums...

Find out what volunteers have been getting up to in the past few months...

Read all about where we go to on Community Outreach in our new quarterly newsletter.


Community Outreach helps develop new guides for families with children with Autism.

Read the Community Outreach Service report on the motivations and benefits for community groups engaging with our museums. 

Read our Me, Myself & Manet blog which documents our outreach activities around Manet’s Portrait of Mademoiselle Claus at the Ashmolean. 

Last year, Pitt Rivers volunteer guides highlighted the truly international nature of WWI using wartime objects in the collection.

Our new, free app is now available to download for iPhone and Android, featuring top objects from each museum, upcoming events, maps, and floorplans

The Pitt Rivers Museum has embarked upon an ambitious 5 year redisplay and community engagement project

Find out what's on

 events calendar

A regular programme of events for families and other visitors, as well as an exciting range of special exhibitions


Plan your visit

oxford highlights

The best ways to get here and how to find your way around so that you can fit more than one museum in to your trip



Artefact website

An artist's resource inspired by the Museums (the link to this website will open in a new tab)