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Family-Friendly Events

The museum holds regular Family Friendly sessions.

All workshops and drop-in sessions are free, though occasionally a small materials donation is suggested.

Take a look at the sessions on offer (below) or download the Oxford University Museums Family Friendly Programme on the right.

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22 July 2017 14:00 - 22 July 2017 16:00
Globe-Makers
Family-Friendly Drop In
Travel the world and explore the Museum’s wonderful collection of globes! Discover the remarkable methods of Renaissance craftsman and make your own pocket globe to take home with you.
Drop-in. Ages 9+
30 July 2017 14:00 - 30 July 2017 16:00
Board Games and Medieval Medicine
Family-Friendly Drop In
The Museum is helping to develop new board games about medieval Islamic medicine. Help test our board games and give us your feedback.
Drop-in, ages 7+.
This event is running regularly on the last Sunday of every month.
12 August 2017 14:00 - 12 August 2017 16:00
Send a Message SOS
Family-Friendly Drop In
How did people communicate before the internet? Discover the amazing revolution brought about by Samuel Morse who invented Morse code, and use the Museum’s bespoke telegraphic apparatus to unravel the mystery message. 
Drop-in, ages 7+
27 August 2017 14:00 - 27 August 2017 16:00
Board Games and Medieval Medicine
Family-Friendly Drop In
The Museum is helping to develop new board games about medieval Islamic medicine. Help test our board games and give us your feedback.
Drop-in, ages 7+.
This event is running regularly on the last Sunday of every month.
31 August 2017 14:00 - 31 August 2017 16:00
Lino-block Printing
Family-Friendly Drop In
Make your own linocut designs inspired by the Museum’s collection. Get first-hand experience with a mechanical printing press and print your design to take home.
Drop-in, ages 7+
01 September 2017 14:00 - 01 September 2017 16:00
Lino-block Printing
Family-Friendly Drop In
Make your own linocut designs inspired by the Museum’s collection. Get first-hand experience with a mechanical printing press and print your design to take home.
Drop-in, ages 7+
16 September 2017 14:00 - 16 September 2017 16:00
Cabinet of Curiosities
Family-Friendly Drop In
What did museums look like 400 years ago? Learn about the strange and exciting objects these early 'cabinets of curiosity' contained. Choose objects from the museum to create your own model cabinet of curiosities.
Drop-in, ages 5-11
24 September 2017 14:00 - 24 September 2017 16:00
Board Games and Medieval Medicine
Family-Friendly Drop In
We're approaching the end of this project. If you haven't taken part and tested a board game, don't miss the opportunity. 
Drop-in, ages 7+.
This event is running regularly on the last Sunday of every month.

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