Events

Date: 27/07/17
Venue: Harcourt Arboretum, Peacock Lodge, Nuneham Courtenay, Oxfordshire, OX44 9PX

Join Ben Jones, Curator of the Arboretum to explore the wildlife in the Arboretum at its peak in the height of summer, including insects, pond life and wildflowers. Discover rare species in beautiful surroundings just a stone’s throw from the city of Oxford. Followed by drinks beneath the treetops (weather permitting!).

Date: 29/07/17
Venue: Pitt Rivers Museum, South Parks Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3PP

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. There'll be snake bone bracelets, historic poo, clay gods and sticky back plastic! Expect object handling, special guests, live music and much more!

Date: 29/07/17
Venue: Pitt Rivers Museum, South Parks Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3PP

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 of Pitt Fest, our annual day-festival. Tours at 10.30 & 13.30. £5 (booking required).

Date: 29/07/17
Venue: Pitt Rivers Museum, South Parks Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3PP

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 annual day-festival, Pitt Fest. Tours at 11.30 & 15.00. £5 (Booking required).

Date: 30/07/17
Venue: Museum of the History of Science, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3AZ

The Museum of the History of Science is helping to develop new board games about medieval Islamic medicine. Help test our board games and give us your feedback. Drop-in, ages 7+ This event is running regularly on the last Sunday of every month.

Date: 12/08/17
Venue: Museum of the History of Science, Broad Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3AZ

Discover Morse code and use the Museum’s telegraphic apparatus to unravel the mystery message.

Drop-in, ages 7+

Date: 27/08/17
Venue: Museum of the History of Science, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3AZ

The Museum of the History of Science is helping to develop new board games about medieval Islamic medicine. Help test our board games and give us your feedback. Drop-in, ages 7+ This event is running regularly on the last Sunday of every month.

Date: 31/08/17
Venue: Museum of the History of Science, Broad Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3AZ

Make linocut designs inspired by the Museum’s collections and try out a mechanical printing press.

Drop-in, ages 7+

Date: 01/09/17
Venue: Museum of the History of Science, Broad Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3AZ

Make linocut designs inspired by the Museum’s collections and try out a mechanical printing press.

Drop-in, ages 7+

Date: 16/09/17
Venue: Museum of the History of Science, Broad Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3AZ

Discover unusual objects and put together your own cabinet of curiosities.

Drop-in, ages 5-11

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