Children's activities at The Oxfordshire Museum | Oxfordshire County Council

Children's activities at The Oxfordshire Museum

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

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Family fun

For families to enjoy during museum opening hours:

  • Hands-on, interactive gallery displays
  • Dressing up
  • Puppets, puzzles and colouring pencils
  • 3D glasses to bring treasures to life
  • Free trails, backpacks and explorer bags
  • Activities for under 5s with Tom the Sheepdog
  • Cosy reading corners
  • CafĂ©

Dinosaur garden and interactive dinosaur gallery

  • Meet our life-size Megalosaur
  • Explore our 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


Children’s school holiday activities


Tuesdays: 10.30 – 11am
Music, stories and rhymes for the under 5s.
£1 per child, £2.50 per family

Family Fun drop-ins

Tuesdays and Thursdays: 2 – 4pm
Fun and creative activities for all ages.
£2 per child, £5 per family

Tuesday 25 July

Hop! Hop! Plop!

Discover facts about frogs and other creatures that make ponds their home. Make your own watery world to take home.

Thursday 27 July

Fancy Flights

Create a colourful mobile of fancy butterflies and dragonflies.

Tuesday 1 August

Your Majesty in the land of Noggin the Nog

Make yourself king or queen of Nog land make a glittering crown and keys to your castle.

Visit our Viking encampment area

Thursday 3 August

Ship Shape

Discover some of the real – life celebrities of the Viking world in the Heroes exhibition.

Make a model Viking ship to take away.

Tuesday 8 August

Shield Yourself

Visit our Viking encampment and the land of Noggin the Nog. Make a  shield and helmet mask with which to defend yourself against Nogbad the Bad.

Thursday 10 August

Spoon People

Create fun characters inspired by our Heroes exhibition and characters of the Viking world.

Tuesday 15 August

Woodland Wonders

Discover Wychwood Forest

Thursday 17 August

Fabulous Birds

Make a feathery model and find out about fabulous birds that live in the woodland of Oxfordshire. Visit the Discovering Wychwood Exhibition.

Tuesday 22 August

Tremendous Trees

Create an arboreal home and find out about creatures who call trees home.

Thursday 24 August

Lovely Leaves

Discover different trees and different leaves, make a colourful leaf mobile to take away.

Tuesday 29 August

Nogs, Heroes and Gods

Make fun characters inspired by our Viking themed Heroes Exhibition.

Thursday 31 August

Here there be Dragons

Visit our Viking encampment and the land of Noggin the Nog. Make a model of Grolliffe the ice dragon of Nog land

More information

For all enquiries about children's activities call
Tel: 01993 814106

Or visit the our learning and access pages.

For additional information about school's educational visits:
Tel: 01865 300639

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Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum 

Exhibitions, events and activities at the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum.

Last reviewed
06 June 2017
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