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)

Summer nights 

The Oxfordshire Museum and The Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museums are joining up to offer visitors the chance to explore these two museums on Wednesday evenings by staying open until 8pm.

The Oxfordshire Museum is offering live music, taster talks, bring your own picnic to enjoy in the beautiful garden and Pimms and nibbles from the Cafe. Expolre our new exhibition Treasure from Trash and discover innovative and creative ways to re-use your rubbish.

In addition The Soldiers of Oxfordshire will be opening their new exhibition to compliment their Great War programme with The '66 Men of Grandpont 1914-1918. There will also be the opportuntiy to talk to volunteers about their extensive archive.

For more details visit: www.sofo.org.uk

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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