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Adults and Young People

Public Events

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


130309_044_smallTogether with the other Oxford University museums and collections, the Museum offers a huge range of opportunities for volunteers to participate in both public-facing and behind-the-scenes activities. The Museum values the contribution that volunteers can make in support of its programme as well as the wealth and diversity of experience they bring. Volunteers work with the Museum for a variety of reasons such as developing new skills, working in a friendly and social environment, being involved with the community, or simply to enjoy and share their passion for the Museum and its collection.

Most of the opportunities for volunteering are in support of learning and public events, but occasionally there are opportunities to work directly with the collection or in conservation.

If you are interested in volunteering you will need to register with the University’s Volunteering Service. Follow the link to Volunteering Service where you can also find more information including other opportunities for volunteers across the University’s museums and collections.

Volunteer Guiding

The Museum has a team of volunteer guides who provide tours for the general public on a regular basis and may help out at other events such as the Touch Tour programme for the blind and partially sighted. Volunteer guides go through a training programme organised by the Volunteering Service. For more information about current recruitment and training, please see Tour Guiding.

MHS Young Producers

The MHS Young Producers programme offers young people between the ages of 18-30 a unique opportunity to take a ‘behind the scenes’ role in developing new ideas for display and interpretation, supporting live events, and providing feedback to the Museum whilst acquiring new skills and insights into the Museum’s collections. If you are interested in joining this group, please get in touch via email to