Pitt Rivers ‘AfterHours’NMU logo

AfterHours evenings offer interactive encounters with the collections. Each with its own unique theme, AfterHours presents the chance to explore the galleries - with friends or independently - over a drink from our cash bar and in a childfree environment.

Expect interesting collaborations, live performances, music, object handling, talks, tours and taster-workshops.

AfterHours events are part of Project VERVE's public programme, Need/Make/Use, and they happen regularly throughout the year. Keep an eye on our What’s On pages for regular updates.

Life drawing

Life Drawing After Hours: Tutored Drawing Sessions in the Galleries

2, 9, 16 & 23 March, 18.00-20.00
(£5 per session)

Learn about objects representing the body from various cultures and improve your technical drawing skills. A unique opportunity to learn from the collections and to develop your drawing practice in an inspiring space. Beginners welcome | Book Now

Common objects

Common Objects: Sonorous Matter

22 March, 19.00 start (£10)

An intimate evening of experimental music in the galleries. Composers Pat Thomas and John Butcher will be joined by leading sound artists and musicians to debut new scores inspired by selected objects from the Museum’s collections. The performance will be preceded by a talk by acclaimed musician and author, David Toop. In association with Sound and Music and Arts Council England | Book Now

May Late

May Late: Pitt Rivers After-Hours

13 May, 19.00-22.00 (Ticketed)

Enter the Museum after-hours and see the collections in a new light. Programming info to come but expect soundscapes and interactive opportunities. A joint event with the Museum of Natural History, part of the international Museum’s at Night celebrations. For a flavour of our last Museum’s at Night event, watch our short Day of the Dead filmMuseums at night logo.

Tickets on sale from March 2015



Previous After Hours Events:

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