Visiting with the Ancestors: The Blackfoot Shirts Project
7 March - 1 September
What happens when museum objects go home for a visit?
Andrea Stultiens: The Kaddu Wasswa Archive
23 February to 8 September
In Reverse: Where the Future Meets the Past
2 May - 2 June
Goldsmithing, silversmithing, metalwork and jewellery students from the Royal College of Art have journeyed back into the real and imagined histories of chosen objects in the Pitt Rivers Museum. From beards for women to 3D printed fish traps, 'In Reverse' creates exciting pairings which test the line between innovation and tradition. View the 'Where the Future Meets the Past' album.
Travels in Finland and Bosnia-Herzegovina:
An Ethnographic Collection of Sir Arthur Evans
29 April – 1 September
Twenty-three drawings and photographs by the archaeologist Sir Arthur J. Evans, from journeys made as a young man to Finnish Lapland (1873) and through Bosnia and Herzegovina (1875), plus related material.
Pitt stops - First
Saturday of the month 13.00 - 16.00
Come and explore the Museum, discover something new and make something super to take home. Drop in sessions, suitable for children aged 5+. Upcoming programme of family friendly events.
Saturday Spotlight – Third Saturday of the month 14.30
Events focusing on the displays and their relevance today; find out more about the collections, meet curators, hear specialist speakers, or join in workshops. Suitable for adults and older children. Upcoming programme of gallery talks.
Free Family Friendly Fun - Every Sunday 14.00 - 16.00
Try our activity backpacks, trails, story corner, craft activities and much more. Also in the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Drop-in sessions, suitable for all ages.
Still Sunday Morning - Every Sunday 10.00 – 11.30
Still a good time of the week for a relaxed visit - space to draw, a chance to study or simply to stand and stare. At 10.45 watch a 45minute audio-visual presentation featuring Sir David Attenborough, introducing many familiar, and some easily missed, treasures of the collections. More ways to add variety to your visit to the Pitt Rivers.
Wednesday 14.30 and 15.15
Volunteer-led introductory tour of the Museum. Tours last about 20 minutes. No booking necessary. Please gather at the Information point 5 minutes before the start of each tour.
School Holidays – 13.00 – 16.00 drop in sessions.
We offer self-guided activities and creative events during school holidays and half terms. Suitable for children aged 5+. Read more about the self-guided activities.
The Museum will remain open until 19.30 once a month. At each After Hours event you will be able to take advantage of a free, themed programme (such as talks, music, or screenings) or you can simply enjoy the Museum at your own pace. Find out more about the After Hours series.
Friends of the Pitt Rivers Museum
A programme of lectures and events are held by the Friends of the Pitt Rivers. Read more about the Friends of the Pitt Rivers.
Please note: an adult must accompany children at all events