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

  • 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


Date Event Cost
Tuesday 8 April Tom Tots: Stories, songs and crafts. £1.50 per family group.

Tuesday 8 April

Drop-in 'Suspended bowl: a beautiful bronze bowl was found in the 1500-year old grave of a powerful, wealthy man. Make your own replica and decorate it with Anglo-Saxon designs. £2 per child.

Thursday 10 April, 2-4pm

Drop-in: Dino Flight: Visit the Dinosaur Gallery and meet a life-sized megalosaur in the garden. Create your own dinosaur mobile.


£2 per child

Tuesday 15 April, 10.30-11am

Tom Tots: Stories, songs and crafts.

£1.50 per family.

Tuesday 15 April, 2-4pm

Drop-in: Roses and Castles: Be inspired by our barge artwork and create a decorated, ribbon-laced plate to take home.

£2 per child.

Thursday 17 April, 2-4pm

Drop-In: Twitter and Tweet: spring is here and the museum garden is full of birds. Learn about the birds in the museum's collection and make a nest of pop-up chicks.

£2 per family.


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

Last reviewed
07 March 2014
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