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Family-Friendly Events

The museum holds fortnightly Family Friendly sessions, alternating fun drop-in sessions with more intensive 2-hour workshops where participants craft their own models of Museum objects and learn how they work. Workshops must be booked in advance.

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 here.

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02 July 2016 13:00 - 02 July 2016 16:00
Alice’s Discoveries
Family-Friendly Drop In
Visit the Museum and find out about cameras and early photography. Experiment with cyanotypes, one of the earliest types of photography, and discover Alice’s objects in the Museum.
Drop-in. Suitable for ages 7+
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09 July 2016 14:00 - 09 July 2016 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. Materials £2. Suitable for ages 9-13
21 July 2016 12:00 - 31 August 2016 17:00
Summer Trails and Activities
Family-Friendly Drop In
Discover amazing instruments and devious devices: help yourself to trails and activities.
Drop-in.
13 August 2016 13:00 - 13 August 2016 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. Suitable for ages 7+
25 August 2016 13:00 - 25 August 2016 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. Suitable for ages 7+
26 August 2016 13:00 - 26 August 2016 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. Suitable for ages 7+
10 September 2016 14:00 - 10 September 2016 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. Suitable for ages 5-11

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