Events on 1st Jan 1970

Events for 1st Jan 1970

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  • a magnifying glass with micro museum written on it. In he glass part is a ship, the empire windrush.

    Micro-Museum

    • Date: 6th October 2018 - 23rd March 2019
    • Every day
    • Location: Gallery, Museum of Oxford
    • Time: 10:00 - 17:00
    • Cost: FREE

    While the Museum of Oxford’s galleries are undergoing a major re-development, visit our small but perfectly formed ‘Micro-Museum’! The only gallery dedicated to the history of the City, this temporary exhibition in the Town Hall Gallery holds as many of our objects as we could fit in and also includes a community created display that will change throughout the year, featuring the Windrush Years - Next Generations until 23 March 2019.

    Please note, the Micro-Museum is not open on Sundays.

  • A photo of the Siege of Oxford, a painting of Oxford's Civil defenses during the time of the siege

    Oxford during the Civil War by Diane Purkiss

    • Date: 6th December 2018
    • Location: Oxford Town Hall
    • Time: 18:00 - 19:00
    • Cost: £4 (plus Eventbrite booking fee)

    This talk will be held in the Court Room

    During the tumultuous 1640s, Oxford was the capital of England – if you were a Royalist, that is. The whole royal court squeezed into the colleges, and the town was so overwhelmed that the drains blocked up, and disease spread. But Henrietta Maria and her ladies knew how to party, even with the Parliamentarian army drawing in…

    We know the cost of this ticket is more than the advertised price, however using this fantastic booking website comes at a cost. We are passing on the handling fee so that you have the choice to book in advance and avoid disappointment on the day.

    Doors open at 5.45pm, booking recommended and via Eventbrite.

    Follow this link to book

  • Line drawing of the ship, Empire Windrush

    The Windrush Years - Next Generations

    • Date: 6th October 2018 - 23rd March 2019
    • Every day
    • Location: Gallery, Museum of Oxford
    • Time: 10:00 - 17:00
    • Cost: FREE

    Visit our first community exhibition in the Micro-Museum. See our Caribbean living room exhibition and find out about the experiences of the Windrush with the voices of local people and costumes from BK LUWO. Created in partnership with ACHKI (Afrikan Caribbean Kultural Heritage Initiative) and BK LUWO.

    This exhibition will be available Mondays to Saturdays.

    Key facts about the HMT Empire Windrush:

    • British troopship anchored at Tilbury Docks in Essex on 21 June 1948
    • It was 500ft and 3inches long
    • On 21 June 1948, the Empire Windrush carried 1,027 passengers
    • More than half on board stated their last country of residence was Jamaica
  • A photo of a toy father Christmas in the museum

    Winter family trail

    • Date: 1st December 2018 - 8th February 2019
    • Every day
    • Location: Gallery, Museum of Oxford
    • Time: 10:00 - 16:30
    • Cost: FREE

    Follow our winter themed trail around the new Micro-Museum and discover new things.

    Available from the Gallery and the Gift Shop.