Special Events

Folklore and storytelling

AfterHours: Folklore & Storytelling

Thursday 4 December, 18.30 – 21.30

An evening packed with stories and folklore. Special guest performance form folk singer Jackie Oates.

Join us for folklore intrigue and hunt the famous ‘witch in a bottle’, listen to live poetry, view footage from the archives, and create a personalised tale. NMU logo

See AfterHours page for details.


Late Night Shopping at the Museum

Thursday 4 December, 18.30 – 21.00

As part of our free evening event AfterHours: Folklore & Storytelling, the Pitt Rivers Museum shop will open late for Christmas shopping. Find inspiration for unique and unusual gifts and enjoy a 10% discount on most purchases. Free entry to the event, cash bar.

Access via the South Door, Robinson Close, off South Parks Road: Map. (PDF)

Felicity Ford

Crafty Networking

Thursday 11 December, 18.00 – 20.00

Knitter and artist Felicity Ford will discuss her practice and the mediums that inform her work.

Felicity is interested in everyday things, women’s history and labour, and the home as a specific site of meaning, exploring these obsessions through recording, podcasting, hand-knitting, radio-making, dyeing, spinning, and writing. Cash bar and entry via the South Door, Robinson Close, off South Parks Road: Map. (PDF)

Part of the Carfty networking series




carfty afternoon


October to December
Tuesdays 13.30 – 16:30


Come along with your children for a series of free afternoons of crafts inspired by the Museum’s collections! Led by crafter Sarah Cullen, you’ll work on a panel that will become part of a larger Pitt Rivers Crafternoon quilt over the course of five afternoons.

Download full details about the Crafternoon series, including dates(PDF)NMU logo

For further information please email Maya



leather stitching

Medieval leather stitching workshop

Saturday 17 January 2015, 10:00 – 16:00

Booking essential – limited spaces available

An exclusive one day introduction to the manufacture of medieval turn shoes. Learn how to make your own authentic threads from linen fibres and boar bristles. Train the necessary stitching techniques that dominated shoe manufacture for centuries and make your own leather pouch from authentic vegetable tanned leather.

Price: £25 (includes all tuition and materials)
Participants must be aged 18 or over. Book a place.

For further information, contact Maya