Exhibitions, events and talks at the Oxfordshire Museum

Admissions to exhibitions at the Oxfordshire Museum is free.

Didcot Mirror image

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

Didcot Mirror and the puzzles of British Celtic art 

We will be premiering a film which was made about sampling the mirror.  Peter Northover will give a short talk about scientific sampling and the results, followed by another talk by Prof Chris Gosden.

The Didcot Mirror is one of the most striking recent finds of Celtic art. Recent research at the University of Oxford has explored how Celtic art in Britain was made, used and deposited. This talk will look at how mirrors fit into broader trends in this art and how we might understand this exciting new find.

The Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot
9 September 2015 7pm-9pm
Free event.

Treasure from Trash

Reconsidering waste and re-using resources in imaginative ways.The exhibition by Knowtrash looks at how different materials are made into useful, fun, ingenious and often beautiful things. Also featured is new furniture made from re-used materials by Bicester Green Centre for Skills, Sustainability and Secondhand Stuff  and artworks created by A-level students at the Marlborough School in Woodstock.

A great exhibition for all the family with activities and ideas to take away and a full programme of activities through the school holidays.

Find out more about recycling in Oxfordshire.

Museum talks

The Woodstock Literature Society

Saturday 24 October at 3pm

Mad World: Evelyn Waugh and the secrets of Brideshead - a talk by the renowned biographer, Paula Byrne. All talks are followed by complimentary tea and cakes, and visitor admission is £6 (under 18s free of charge). We offer nine talks a year in all, and subscription for the whole series is £22.

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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Victorian Oxfordshire Gallery

Close up of a head in a steam bath

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
30 July 2015
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