Special Events


The spoon barn

Crafty Networking

Thursday 4 September 2014, 18.00-19.30 , Free

Barnaby Carder, AKA ‘Barn the Spoon’, runs London’s Little Spoon shop, in which he sits and carves functional spoons of all kinds from fresh wood using axes and knives. Barn will talk (18.30) on his craft, as well as his transition from apprentice to journeyman, to seasoned East End shop owner.

Cash bar and entry via the South Door, Robinson Close, off South Parks Road - Map (PDF)
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NMU day

Pitt Fest: Need/Make/Use Day

Saturday 6 September, 11.00-17.00 (FREE)

Celebrate the ingenuity and human spirit in the Pitt Rivers collections at our free, one-day event. Visit the Family Crafts Village for hands-on fun, explore the Workshop Zone to make music or try out ancient technologies, and pick up locally made crafty goods at the Handmade Market. Enjoy street food and live performances, and make discoveries inside the Museum on an object trail or guided tour... More details

carfty afternoon


October to December 2014
Tuesdays 13.30 – 16:30 (FREE)

Booking essential – limited spaces available

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)

For further information and to book a place please email Maya


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, London…and more! oxis logo

Keep an eye on this page for details of the full programme, soon to be announced. Facebook event

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Light Night

Northern Lights

Friday 21 November 2014 19.00-22.00 (FREE)

Immerse yourself in an atmospheric Artic soundtrack, explore the darkened galleries by torchlight and come face to face with polar creatures. Part of Oxford’s city-wide Christmas Light festival. Cash bar and entry via the Oxford University Museum of Natural History: Map. (PDF)