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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.

Event Information:

  • Sat

    Women in Science

    14:00 - 16:00

    Family Event
    Find out about scientific women, including two pioneering photographers: Anna Atkins, the first person to publish a book with photographs, and Sarah Acland, a colour pioneer.
    Have a go at using sun-sensitive paper (cyanotypes) and find out more about light and colour.

    Family Trail
    Women have been involved in science for thousands of years as astronomers, mathematicians, instrument makers, and merchants. Use this family trail to travel through our collections and find out about women like Caroline Herschel, an astronomer who discovered 6 new comets and the Sculptor Galaxy pictured above, and Ada Lovelace, the forerunner of computer coding.

    Drop-in, all ages.
    For International Women's Day and Votes for Women 1918-2018.

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