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.

Java & Bali

Friday 24 October, 18.30 - 21.30

Shadow puppetry; a live gamelan; Javanese dance performances from Ni Madé Pujawati; a Balinese dance workshop; special talks by Dr Fiona Kerlogue of the Horniman Museum, craft activities and authentic Indonesian cuisine!oxis logo

View the programme(PDF) and
join Facebook event for updates.

Entry via Oxford University
Museum of Natural History, Parks Road




Folklore and storytelling

Folklore & Storytelling

Thursday 4 December, 18.30 - 21.30

“They do say there be a witch in that bottle, let it out and there’ll be a peck o’trouble!” Explore the Museum’s rich folklore collections and find the famous witch in a bottle; join a storytelling workshop with The Story Museum; listen to a talk about Victorian anthropologist Edward Burnett Tylor and how his ideas came to influence study of folk belief objects in the collections with MERL’s Dr Ollie Douglas; view footage from the intriguing archives of Doc Rowe; seek out Poet Obby Robinson reading live; and find a new piece by artist Wig Sayell, imagining the residue of folk medicines in the modern age.

The Museum Shop will be open late. Find inspiration for unique and unusual gifts and enjoy a 10% discount on most purchases.

Free entry to the event, cash bar. Access via Robinson Close. Join the Facebook event for updates. story museum logo


Previous After Hours Events:

Reel to RealMasqueradeCentral and South AmericaArabian PeninsulaNorth AmericaHip hopTibetan monksVoice Disguiser After HourscinemaRafflesMoney PittRAPJava Bali AfterHours