Special Events

After hours tour

After Hours Guided Tours

8, 16, 22 & 29 October 17.30 - 19.00

An after-hours exclusive guided tour of the Museum, where you will be taken around by one of our expert guides (max per group 15 people) and then browse the Museum at your leisure away from the busy daily crowds.

Explore remarkable collections of hand-made objects from every continent and throughout human history. Discover masks, magic charms and amulets, jewellery, boats, baskets and body decoration, toys, tools, weapons, musical instruments and so much more.

Price £10 - Limited tickets (all children under 16 to be accompanied by an adult) | Book Now

Day of the dead

Day of the Dead

Friday 30 October 2015, 19.00 (£5)

Shake Oxford’s dreaming spires awake and help us bring Mexico’s Day of the Dead fiesta to the Museum. Explore traditions and crafts associated with this eclectic Central American festival and find out how communities across the globe celebrate, mourn and remember their dead. There’ll be lightening talks, intriguing activities, real Museum objects to handle, a chilli tasting challenge and a Halloween-themed cocktail bar. Cuban-style Big Band Ran Kan Kan will perform throughout the night and remember, fancy dress is encouraged! For event updates join the Facebook group.

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Fired Works Night

5 November, 18.00 – 20.30

A special evening exploring Japanese ceramics with Muneaki Shimode and Takahiko Sato (artists-in-residence from Kyoto), Dr Clare Pollard (Ashmolean Museum) and the Oxford Anagama kiln project. Expert talks, film screenings and Japanese snacks included in the ticket price.

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Kintsugi Ceramic Repair Workshops

7, 11 or 14 November

Fully booked

Learn how to repair ceramics using the Japanese kintsugi method with Muneaki Shimode and Takahiko Sato, lacquerware artists from Kyoto. You will learn how to shape fills, join a broken ceramic using epoxy glue, apply urushi lacquer and dust on metal powder to achieve a kintsugi repair. Take home your completed plate in a box alongside a kintsugi kit with all the materials needed to repair your precious ceramics at home.

All materials provided. Participants must be aged 18+ | Price £60 – Maximum of 20 places per workshop.