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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08 08 2015 12:00 - 08 08 2015 16:00
Signals and Semaphores
Family-Friendly Drop In
Public event with Royal Signals Museum at MHS in seminar room and Sheldonian Yard Join the Royal Signals Museum for hands-on activities related to battlefield communications in WW1 including telegraphy, radio communication, signals and semaphores. Suitable for ages 6+.
09 08 2015 12:00 - 09 08 2015 16:00
Signals and Semaphores
Family-Friendly Drop In
Public event with Royal Signals Museum at MHS in seminar room and Sheldonian Yard Join the Royal Signals Museum for hands-on activities related to battlefield communications in WW1 including telegraphy, radio communication, signals and semaphores. Suitable for ages 6+.
15 08 2015 13:00 - 15 08 2015 16:00
Send a Message SOS
Family-Friendly Drop In
Experiment with Morse code and use the museum’s telegraphic apparatus to unravel the mystery message. Suitable for all aged 7 upwards.
27 08 2015 13:00 - 27 08 2015 16:00
Lino-Block Printing
Family-Friendly Drop In
Try out an amazing printing press; make a linocut design for your favourite element and help us reinvent the periodic table! Suitable for age 7 upwards.
28 08 2015 13:00 - 28 08 2015 16:00
Lino-Block Printing
Family-Friendly Drop In
Try out an amazing printing press; make a linocut design for your favourite element and help us reinvent the periodic table! Suitable for age 7 upwards.
12 09 2015 14:00 - 12 09 2015 16:00
Beam Me Up Harry!
Family-Friendly Drop In
Discover the story of Harry Moseley and make a simple spectroscope to detect an element from a beam of light. Children aged 9 upwards. Materials charge £2.
26 09 2015 13:00 - 26 09 2015 16:00
Cabinet of Curiosities
Family-Friendly Drop In
Find unusual objects and put together your own cabinet of curiosities. Suitable for children aged 5-11.

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