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Our full programme of events is listed below. All events are free unless otherwise stated. Download leaflet

Special Events - Regular Events - Exhibitions

Special Events

Inside Cells

First on the Continents
A lecture evening hosted by Doug Scott CBE celebrating first ascents across the continents. Organised by and fundraising for Community Action Nepal. Tickets are £15. To book, call Phil Powell on 01865 778 536
Suitable for adults
Friday 28 November, 7 - 10pm

Winter Warmth

Winter Warmth
Discover how animals survive the cold and make a cosy coat for an animal.
Suitable for unders 5s
Wednesday 3 December, drop in, 10.30am - 12.30pm and 2 - 4pm

Inside Cells

Inside Cells
Short lectures all about cells. Part of a study day for A level groups but lectures open to the public. No booking necessary, but for groups larger than five, please email education@oum.ox.ac.uk
Thursday 4 December, 10am - 1pm

Oxfordshire Mammal Group

Oxfordshire Mammal Group: Winter lectures
Come and join us for some fascinating insights into British mammal ecology. All welcome! FREE for OxMG members, non-members £3 on the door. Booking advised: events@oxonmammals.org.uk or 01865 775476 ext 211
Next talk is Monday 8 December, 7pm
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12 Days of Christmas

12 Days of Christmas
On the first day of Christmas the Museums gave to me… a very exciting festive trail!
Suitable for all
Saturday 20 December - Friday 2 January, drop in, during opening hours


Jones Icones

Jones’ Icones
An exhibition of beautiful images of butterflies and moths from the celebrated 18th-century manuscript of William Jones of Chelsea.
From Saturday 15 February


Crystals, naturally!
A display of minerals from the Museum's collections to celebrate the International Year of Crystallography in 2014.
15 February - 31 December

Diaethria phlogea

Light Touch
Light Touch is an exhibition of exquisite photographs of butterflies and moths from the Museum’s collection by Katherine Child.
Browse the images
15 February - 30 November

Regular Events

Spotlight Specimens

Spotlight Specimens
An informal specimen show-and-tell under the T. Rex. Ask questions and chat with our curators.
All ages
Monday - Thursday at 2.30pm

Café Scientifique

Café Scientifique
A chance to listen to scientists talk about their current work and its implications for society over a glass of wine.
Café Scientifique
Suitable for adults
7.30 - 9pm on the second Tuesday of every month

Oxfordshire Goes Wild

Science Saturdays
Come and investigate real natural history specimens with university scientists.
Families, recommended for 8+, drop in
Every Saturday from 18 October – 6 December, 2pm – 4pm

Architecture Tours

Architecture Tours
Take a free volunteer-led tour to learn about the Museum's Grade 1 listed Neo-Gothic building.
Every Friday, 2.30pm and 3.15pm

Family Friendly Sundays

Family Friendly Sundays
Try a trail, borrow a backpack, make something exciting to take home or have a rummage in our special sorting boxes.
Families, drop in.
Every Sunday, 2pm – 4pm

‘Presenting…’is a small and changing display of treasures from the Museum’s collection.

All of the Oxford University Museums offer family friendly activities. To find out about current events download: The Oxford University Museums family friendly leaflet (PDF)

Enquiries regarding events at the Museum should be sent to: info@oum.ox.ac.uk

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