Exhibitions, events and talks at The Oxfordshire Museum | Oxfordshire County Council

Exhibitions, events and talks at The Oxfordshire Museum

Admission to exhibitions at The Oxfordshire Museum is free.

Exhibition and events calendar

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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...

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Lucienne Day

13 January to 4 March

The famous Festival of Britain held in 1951 saw the launch of the career of Lucienne Day. She was one of the pioneering designers of the 20th century...

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Talk: Lucienne Day - A Sense of Growth by Jennifer Harris

3 February

Jennifer Harris is the former deputy director of the Whitworth Museum, holders of one of the country’s largest collections of Lucienne Day...


Celebrate Chinese New Year

10 February

Celebrating 2018 year of the Dog with interactive story telling, Chinses lanterns and many more creative activities with Snowflake Books. 


Paper Prints

13 February

Paper Prints family fun drop-in: Create paper designs using print and collage with inspiration from the Lucienne Day exhibition.


Trash and Treasure family workshop

14 February

A pick and mix of treasure activities including make your own bling! Suitable for age 5+


Treasure Hunters - guided family trail

14 February

Wonderful things to touch and see. Join our expedition to seek out Oxfordshire's treasures. Trails every 30 minutes between 2-4pm. Suitable...


Magical Mobiles

15 February

Using shapes and colours from the Lucienne Day exhibition, create your own magical mobile.

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British wildlife photography

10 March to 29 April

Showcasing the winning entries and runners-up form the 2017 British Wildlife                ...

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Raising horizons

21 March to 20 April

Portraits, posed by women working in the field today, of their historical counterpart. The exhibition brings to life forgotten women from the past...


Talk: May Morris: Art and Life by Rowan Bain

24 March

Exploring the life and work of William Morris' younger daughter, a significant artist within the British Arts & Crafts movement.

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Talk: Trowelblazers and raising horizons

14 April

A member of the team behind the inspiring raising horizons exhibition will discuss what influenced them to set up the project.


Oxford textile artists

5 May to 3 June

25th anniversary exhibition will take you through wonderful range of colour, texture and stitch.  Both traditional and contemporary textile...


Talk: Fighting on Different Fronts By Peter Vass

26 May

Discover how propaganda images of women in the First World War marked a change in perceptions and their role in society.

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Peter Rabbit – Mischief and mayhem

16 June to 8 September

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...


Download a leaflet

For a full range of all the events read the The Oxfordshire Museum leaflet (pdf format, 7Mb).

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.

Victorian Oxfordshire Gallery

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. Read more about our workshops for schools.

Exciting new 3D exhibit

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.

Children's activities

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

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.

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Soldiers of The Oxfordshire Museum 

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

Last reviewed
19 January 2018
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