Exhibitions, events and talks at the Oxfordshire Museum

Admissions to exhibitions at the Oxfordshire Museum is free.

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

The Oxfordshire Craft Guild Christmas selling exhibition

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Featuring many of the county's leading craft designers and makers. This selling exhibition displays jewellery, textiles, ceramics, keepsakes and treasures - Perfect for Christmas!

14 November - 23 December

Museum talks

Friends of The Oxfordshire Museum

Regular lectures and talks are held by this registered charity which supports the work of the museum. Information about our lecture programme and autumn talks.

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Autumn Saturday Talks 2015

Saturday 7 November at 2.30pm - Richard and Maria Cosway

Dr. Robert Edwards, a collector of portrait miniatures.

Two artists who achieved dramatic social mobility in the 18th century. Both had humble origins. While struggling with early onset dementia Richard became the most successful and influential painter of Portrait Miniatures in the years when they reached the peak of their popularity. Maria overcame the constraints of her gender to exhibit at the Royal Academy and also reached excellence as a musician, composer and champion of education for girls in three countries. Moving in high circles, she became a close friend of the Prince of Wales, Thomas Jefferson and even the family of Napoleon.

Saturday 28 November at 2.30pm - Portraits in the Palace

Karen Wiseman, Head of Education, Blenheim Palace

The speaker will talk about the portraits in Blenheim Palace and the stories of the people in the paintings, for example Lady Di, sister of the 4th Duke, married to a drunkard wife beater – Lord Bolingbroke. She made her way in life through her art and her portraiture in particular. She will also talk about the painting by John Singer Sergeant of the 9th Duke and Duchess, a painting that is not entirely accurate on its representation of the family

Victorian Oxfordshire Gallery

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Discover life in Victorian times in our latest permanent gallery. Learn about Queen Victoria, the Great Exhibition, houses and homes, schools, religion, past times, farming and sanitation - don't miss the talking toilet! See education.

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Exciting new 3D exhibit

Gold and enamel ring

Now open in the Introductory Gallery is an exciting new 3D display of treasures acquired through the portable antiques scheme. This imaginative approach using innovative technology brings these small and intricate objects to life.

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Children's activities

Dinosaur costume

Family backpacks, trails, workshops and craft activities for children and families.

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Those were the days - reminiscence sessions

Do you have memories of Woodstock and the surrounding villages? We have started a monthly group for people to meet up, reminisce about the old days and share memories.

Meetings are at 2pm – 4pm at The Coach House Learning Centre, The Oxfordshire Museum. Cost is £1 per person. Tea and coffee will be served. Events, dates and more information.

Last reviewed
26 November 2015
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