Special Events



To be He or She? 
A look at some transgender questions

Saturday 7 March 10.00–16.30

In many ancient and pre-modern cultures, individuals or groups with ambiguous gender identities were accorded rights. Today in many countries such people are marginalised and rejected. The talks will touch on ethnographic, biological and political questions of identity and societal responses to transgender people.logo

£20 (non-Friends £22) Includes buffet lunch

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carft cafe

Craft Café

Sunday 8, 22, 29 March and 12 April, 14.00–16.00

Come to the Craft Café to meet new people, learn about the Museum’s collections and create a craft to take home! Sessions start with a short tour in the galleries, before heading to the Museums’ Annexe to relax, chat and craft. Each week focuses on a specific craft: printing cards and posters, customising a canvas bag, painting beautiful Easter eggs, and making stylish rolled paper jewellery and drinks coasters.

Tickets cost £3 (includes materials, tea and biscuits). Participants must be aged 18 or over. Book Now

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Wow! How?

Saturday 14 March, 10.00 - 16.00

Make, test, explore and explode with excitement at our annual bonanza of experiments and hands-on fun. With volunteer-run stalls throughout the Pitt Rivers and Museum of Natural History, and outside on the lawn, there is something for scientists both young and old. Free, suitable for children aged 8+

AH tours

After Hours Guided Tours

Friday 20 March 17.30 - 19.00

Come and join us for 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)

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Nanook of the North

Nanook of the North – A Live Soundtrack

Saturday 9 May 2015, 19.30 start

North Wall Arts Centre, Summertown (map)

Pitt Rivers AfterHours, OCM and Dead Rat Orchestra Present: Nanook of the North – A Live Soundtrack. Dead Rat Orchestra perform live at the North Wall, presenting their own soundtrack to the classic, controversial and possibly first ever, feature length documentary, Nanook of the North. With expert introduction and post film Q&A.

For more information and to purchase tickets see our AfterHours page.