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Adults and Young People

Public Events

The Museum has a regular programme of events [1] which include talks, lectures, workshops and gallery tours for adults and young people.


130309_044_small [2]Together with the other Oxford University museums and collections, the Museum welcomes the participation of volunteers and values the contribution volunteers can make in support of its programme. Volunteers work with the Museum for a variety of reasons such as developing new skills, working in a friendly and social environment, to getting more involved with the community, or to enjoy and share their passion for the Museum’s collection.

Most of the opportunities for volunteering with the Museum are in support of education and public events. There are few opportunities to work directly with the collection or in conservation.

If you are interested in volunteering you will find more information about opportunities and how to register with the University’s Volunteer Service [3] at http://www.museums.ox.ac.uk/volunteers [3]

Volunteer Guiding

TourGuide [4]The Museum has a team of volunteer guides who provide tours for the general public on a regular basis. Volunteer guides go through a training programme organised by the Volunteers Service [3]. For more information about recuitment and training, please see Tour Guiding [5].

Skills for the Future Programme

The HLF funded ‘Skills for the Future’ Project is a partnership project across all the Oxford University Museums and Collections. The project aims to provide training opportunities for individuals from appropriate backgrounds to become museum educators.

For more information seeĀ Skills for the Future [6], or http://www-dev.museums.ox.ac.uk/content/heritage-lottery-fund-hlf-skills-future-trainee-education-officer-programme [7]