The Oxfordshire Museum – Events
20 Years of Treasure - 23 September to 31 March
The aim of the exhibition is to celebrate 20 years of both the Treasure Act and the Portable Antiquities scheme and its contribution to our understanding of Oxfordshire’s history. It will also cover what people can do if they find something themselves and what the role of the Finds Liaison Officer is. All of the objects on display have been found over the last 20 years by local people and metal detectorists. They include both treasure finds and also items that have been recorded by the Portable Antiquities Scheme. Many of the objects have made their way into the county’s permanent collections but there will also be examples of objects that were recorded and then returned to their finder. Objects range from clay pipes and pots to gold coin hoards and Elizabethan rings. Recent acquisitions such as a beautifully decorated pair of Roman callipers will be on display for the first time.
Oxfordshire Craft Guild – Christmas selling exhibition
Saturday 18 Nov 2017 to Saturday 30 Dec 2017
Featuring many of the county’s leading contemporary craft designers and makers. Perfect for Christmas.
Saturday 13 Jan 2018 to Sunday 4 Mar 2018
A touring exhibition by Arts University Bournemouth, created in collaboration with the designer’s daughter. Lucienne Day was a renowned mid-20th century textile designer, who created work for the Festival of Britain, Heals and John Lewis.
British Wildlife Photography
10 March to 29 April
Showcasing the winning entries and runners-up form the 2017 British Wildlife Photography Awards. Sponsors of the award include Canon, WWF, BBC Wildlife Photographer Magazine and The Wildlife Trusts.
Wednesday 21 Mar 2018 to Friday 20 Apr 2018
Portraits, posed by women working in the field today, of their historical counterpart. The exhibition brings to life forgotten women from the past.
A collaborative project between renowned photographer Leonora Saunders and Trowel Blazers.
Talk: Trowelblazers and Raising Horizons
Saturday 14 Apr 2018 – from 02:00pm
A member of the team behind the inspiring raising horizons exhibition will discuss what influenced them to set up the project.
Oxford Textile Artists
Saturday 5 May 2018 to Sunday 3 Jun 2018
25th anniversary exhibition will take you through wonderful range of colour, texture and stitch. Both traditional and contemporary textile art.
Peter Rabbit – Mischief and Mayhem
Saturday 16 Jun 2018 to Saturday 8 Sep 2018
Bunnies will be bouncing all over the Museum this summer, as Peter Rabbit hops, skips and jumps right off the page in this interactive exhibition about Beatrix Potter’s most famous creation.
The Brew House gallery will transform into a playroom where visitors can have fun helping Mrs Tiggywinkle hang up the laundry or visit Mrs Rabbit in her burrow!
Children can dress up as Peter, help plant carrots in Mr McGregor’s garden or curl up with one of the books in our story corner.
Children’s Activities at The Oxfordshire Museum
Crafts, family drop-ins, trails and holiday fun for children and families.
Family backpacks, trails and craft activities For families to enjoy daily during museum opening hours:
• Visit our new interactive dinosaur gallery – if you dare!
• Have a go at dressing up or puppet theatre in The Countryside Galley
• Be amazed when you put on the special glasses provided in our 3D archaeological display in The Introductory Galley
• Pick up a backpack to explore the weird and wonderful world of materials and explore plant and animal adaptations. Cost £1 plus £1 refundable deposit.
Dinosaur garden and interactive dinosaur gallery
• Meet our life-size Megalosaur – as big as a bus!
• Explore our new garden with its Jurassic plants Feed the dinosaurs in the gallery
• Dinosaur puppet theatre
• Discover dinosaur bones, fossils and what they can tell us
• Learn about the Shire of the Dinosaurs
• Dinosaur DVD