Uncover Oxford’s ghostly history - and help fund the Museum of Oxford redevelopment

Published: Monday, 30th October 2017

Are you looking to be spooked? The Museum of Oxford is inviting residents in Oxford to an evening of creepy and magical tales at their ‘The Restless Dead’ talk.

Join the Museum of Oxford team, along with Diane Purkiss, Professor of English Literature at Oxford University for an evening of ghostly stories.

The talk, which is taking place on Thursday 2 November at The Old Museum from 6pm-7pm, will take you on a literary adventure uncovering the ghosts of Oxford city and the wild hunt of North Oxfordshire, as well as a host of other creepy and magical stories.

Tickets cost £4, plus booking fees, with profits from the talk going towards the Museum of Oxford’s redevelopment.

The transformation, called Oxford’s Hidden Histories, will tell the story of Oxford, the people and communities within it.

The project will see the Old Museum, which was closed in 2011, transformed to create a new, purpose-built space with the capacity to increase the number of exhibits from 286 to 750.

The museum team is currently working up the plans for the new museum, with the aim of submitting the funding application to the Heritage Lottery Fund later this year.

Work is hoping to start in 2018, with the opening of the new Museum of Oxford taking place in 2020.

Councillor Dee Sinclair, Executive Board Member for Culture and Communities, said: “This is a wonderful opportunity for a fun evening out, and an easy way to become a part of the process of creating a new museum for Oxford. Come along and get involved.”

For more information, and to book, please go to Eventbrite or email the Museum of Oxford team.