Published: Wednesday, 13 July 2022

The Museum of Oxford is putting on a bumper series of events for families this summer.

The events offer the chance to take part in a mini archaeological excavation or to step back in time and experienc

All the events are either free or low cost.

The summer events include:

  • Amazing Archaeology Family Day: trails, object handling and mini excavations. Monday 25 July, 10.30am-3pm (drop in). Free! With History Needs You
  • Science Oxford’s Creature Creations: Design our own weird and wonderful creature. The event will take place on Thursday 4 August from 10am-11am, 11.30am-12.30pm or 1.30pm-2.30pm. Tickets cost £5 per person
  • African Monarchs: Interactive workshop celebrating the historical kings and queens of Africa. The event, hosted by Oxford-based historian Natty Mark Samuels, will take place on Thursday 11 August between 1pm and 2pm or 2.30pm and 3.30pm. Tickets cost £4 for children and £2 for adults
  • Stylish Saxons: Discover how Saxon made their clothes with this interactive family show. The event will take place on Thursday 18 August from 10.30am-11.30am, 12.30pm-1.30pm or 2pm-3pm. Tickets cost £4 per person
  • Life as a Roman Family Workshop: learn to tie a toga, write the Roman way and try your hand at mosaic-making with our family workshop. Thursday 25 August, 10.30-11.30am, 12.30-1.30pm, 2-3pm. £4 child, £2 adult
  • Play the Victorian way Family Workshop: learn to create your own Victorian toys and try out some of the forgotten games of yesteryear. Thursday 1 September. 11am-3pm (drop in). £4 child, £2 adult

You can see the full programme of events and book your tickets by visiting the Museum of Oxford's website

The Museum of Oxford, which is run by Oxford City Council, was reopened in October 2021 following a £2.8m refurbishment that tripled the size of the museum space.

“The Museum of Oxford is a wonderful treasure of a place where children and their families can come along to the many events that are on offer throughout the summer and learn about the culture and history.  You can also explore the galleries of the Museum, unexpected stories about the city can be discovered.”

Councillor Shaista Aziz, Cabinet Member for Communities and Culture

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