Children's activities at Oxfordshire Museum

Crafts, family drop-ins, trails and holiday fun for children and families.

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For a full range of all the events please read the The Oxfordshire Museum leaflet (pdf format, 258 KB)

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

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  • 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

TOM Tots

Songs, stories and craft activities for the under 5’s.

10.30am - 11am during school holidays, £1.50 per family.

Family Fun Drop-ins

Exhibition and gallery inspired craft activities.

2pm - 4pm Tuesdays and Thursdays during school holidays, £2 per child.

February 17: Carnival Capers

Celebrate Mardi Grass and make a colourful mask inspired by the Cowley Road Carnival costume displayed in the Introductory Gallery

February 19: Step in Time:

Visit the ‘Keeping Up Appearances’ exhibition and be inspired to make a fun shoe using different materials.

March 31: Button & Bows

Make a springtime decoration using embellishments inspired by the ‘Keeping Up Appearances’ exhibition

April 2: Count your Chickens

Make an Easter chick themed money box

April 7: Fasten Up!

Explore different ways of fastening clothes by looking at the ‘Keeping Up Appearances’ exhibition

April 9: Rub-a-dub!

How were clothes cleaned before washing machines? Make a wash day model and learn about laundry day.

More information

For all enquiries about children's activities call
Tel: 01993 811456

Or visit the our learning and access pages.

For additional information about school's educational visits:
Tel: 01865 300639
Email: HOOH@oxfordshire.gov.uk

Last reviewed
17 February 2015
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