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Events

Regular Events

Drop-in during open hours.
Family Trails
Help yourself to family friendly trails in the Entrance Gallery.
Ages 5+.

Every Saturday, 12.30pm and 1.15pm.
Every Thursday, 2.30pm and 3.15pm.
Museum Highlights
Tour
Join our team of exceptional volunteer guides to find out more about the stories behind the objects and history of our very special building.

Download the Events and Exhibition programme in PDF. 

  • Sat
    07
    Jul
    2018
    2 - 4 pm, trails available 12 - 5 pm
    Family-Friendly Drop In

    Lewis Carol was a keen photographer; you can see his photographic equipment on display here at the museum.  Find out about other, female, pioneers of photography and have a go at creating your own photographs using sun-reactive paper and our digital cameras.

    You can also pick up a family trail, uncover the clues, and discover Alice’s objects in the museum.

    Drop-in, ages 6+.

  • Thu
    12
    Jul
    2018
    6 - 7 pm
    Lecture

    In the 1200s, Europe experienced a scientific revolution when it encountered books on natural philosophy by Aristotle and his Arab commentators. This science was welcomed for its explanations of how the world worked, but some of its theories contradicted important Christian beliefs. Christianity conditioned medieval social and individual outlook, so people exploring this science were confronted with conflicting ‘truths’. How could they accept, for example, Aristotle’s convincing theory that the world is eternal, when as Christians they believed in Creation?

    Ann Giletti (University of Oxford) will talk about medieval negotiations over how to accept this new science, and the boundaries placed by Church authorities on open discussion about it.

    Please book your free ticket using Eventbrite.

  • Sat
    14
    Jul
    2018
    2- 4 pm
    Family-Friendly Drop In

    Discover the Museum’s collection of globes and make your own pocket globe.

    Drop-in, ages 9+. Materials £2.

  • Sat
    18
    Aug
    2018
    2 - 4 pm
    Family-Friendly Drop In

    Learn Morse code, experiment with the Museum’s telegraphic apparatus, and unravel the mystery message.

    Drop-in, ages 7+.

  • Thu
    30
    Aug
    2018
    Fri
    31
    Aug
    2018
    2 - 4 pm
    Family-Friendly Drop In

    Use microscopes and lenses to observe tiny things, and make magical monoprints of what you've seen.

    Drop-in, ages 7+.

  • Sat
    22
    Sep
    2018
    2 - 4 pm
    Family-Friendly Drop In

    Discover unusual objects and assemble your own cabinet of curiosities.

    Drop-in, ages 5-13.

  • Sat
    13
    Oct
    2018
    12 - 4 pm
    Family-Friendly Drop In

    Join us for a day of mathematical games and activities from ancient to modern, geometry to code-breaking.

    Drop-in, ages 6+.

  • Thu
    25
    Oct
    2018
    Fri
    26
    Oct
    2018
    1 - 4 pm
    Family-Friendly Drop In

    Use Lego to build eccentric drawing machines and join us in creating a huge, colourful and chaotic automatic drawing!

    Drop-in, ages 7+.

  • Sat
    17
    Nov
    2018
    1 - 4 pm
    Family-Friendly Drop In

    Dissect eyeballs and carry out curious visual experiments to help you understand how we see.

    Drop-in, ages 9+.

  • Sat
    15
    Dec
    2018
    2 - 4 pm
    Family-Friendly Drop In

    Follow your stars, make an amazing star dial or paper plate planetarium.

    Drop-in, ages 7-13.

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