Community Outreach – bringing the museums to you

The Oxford University Museums and Collections are proud of their role in "promoting a tolerant and diverse society"...

In January, volunteer Holly helped with the first in a new series of Touch Tours: part of the project, 'Sensing Culture: Revealing the Oxford University Museums for the Blind and Partially Sighted' 

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. 

8 Adults with learning disabilities used the museums' and collections' objects and specimens to inspire dance and movement over a 12 week project.

Statement on Inclusion

"Oxford’s museums, libraries and gardens are trusted and social spaces: warm and welcoming to people of all ages and backgrounds and to visitors from all over the world. The objects in museum collections, interpreted by skilled staff and volunteers from all walks of life, help people make sense of an increasingly confusing world, providing joy and inspiration as well as a platform for debate. Museums have a key part to play in promoting a tolerant and diverse society and UK museums are committed to continuing this vital role." For more, click here.


Read our new quarterly newsletter here.

The Community Outreach Service provides free workshops and programmes for adult community groups, adult learners, and family learning groups. 

These outreach sessions involve handling real museum objects, as well as a range of other hands-on activities. The sessions are delivered at your own venue and can be tailored to meet the needs of your group. 

We also provide free workshops and guided tours at each of the museums and collections. . 

Find out more about our community outreach work:

... or get in touch: email us or telephone: 01865 282456.

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