Friends of the Museum Events Programme


Friends Magazine

30th anniversary magazine
Michael O’Hanlon, Penelope Lively and Philip Pullman,
© Studio Edmark

The FPRM Magazine was awarded a first prize in the British Association of Friends of Museums' Newsletter Awards for 2005, 2008 and 2013. Download issue 81, 30th Anniversary edition and issue 83 (Summer 2015). The current edition of the magazine (issue 84, Autumn/ Winter 2015) is on sale in the Museum shop at £1.50.

Details on how to become a Friend

Supporting the Friends - donation form (pdf)


Autumn Programme

Friends Christmas party

Friends’ Christmas Party

Friday 4 December 18.30 – 21.00

All welcome.

Flyer and booking form (pdf)

This year the money raised by the Silent Auction at the Christmas party will go to support PRM’s exhibition of photographs by Sheila Paine (embroidery expert, intrepid traveller and Friend) in Autumn 2016. Any enquiries, please contact Clemence Schultze


Behind the scenes of the photograph collections

Behind-the-Scenes Visit to The Museum's Photograph Collections

Wednesday 13 January 2016
11.00 – 12.00 / 14.00 – 15.00

A special opportunity for Friends to view some of the highlights of the collections, including albums by Wilfred Thesiger and Robert Woodthorpe (the latter conserved with the support of the Friends), the fieldwork photographs of Robert Hottot and Diamond Jenness, glass negatives of Tibet by Charles Bell, and a range of other material from the 1860s onwards. There will also be a tour of the storage facility to see how the collections are housed.

Flyer and booking form (pdf)

Spring Away Day


Tuesday 9 February 2016

An Architectural Walkabout...just on our doorstep.

Hear about the 2013/14 renovations to the glass roof of the University Museum and visit Biochemistry, Earth Sciences and the Rothermere American Institute.

Flyer and booking form (pdf)

Contact for this event: Felicity Wood

cook case

Redisplaying the Museum’s Cook-Voyage Collection          

Wednesday 19 October 2016

A special evening just for Friends. A chance to view the Cook-Voyage collection case, and celebrate the Friends' contribution.

Postponed from 21 October 2015


map of the museum's location


See Map for location (pdf)