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Events

Regular Events

Drop-in during open hours.
Family Trails
Help yourself to family friendly trails in the Entrance Gallery.
Ages 5+.

Every Saturday, 12.30pm and 1.15pm.
Every Thursday, 2.30pm and 3.15pm.
Museum Highlights
Tour
Join our team of exceptional volunteer guides to find out more about our objects and the history of our very special building.

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Download the Events and Exhibition programme as a PDF.  [1]

  • Sat
    18
    Aug
    2018
    2 - 4 pm
    Family-Friendly Drop In

    Learn Morse code, experiment with the Museum’s telegraphic apparatus, and unravel the mystery message.

    Drop-in, ages 7+.

  • Thu
    30
    Aug
    2018
    Fri
    31
    Aug
    2018
    2 - 4 pm
    Family-Friendly Drop In

    Use microscopes and lenses to observe tiny things, and use your drawings to make magnificent monoprints inspired by illustrations from Robert Hooke's famous book Micrographia published in 1665.

    Drop-in, ages 7+

  • Sat
    22
    Sep
    2018
    2 - 4 pm
    Family-Friendly Drop In

    Discover unusual objects and assemble your own cabinet of curiosities.

    Drop-in, ages 5-13.

  • Wed
    26
    Sep
    2018
    12.30 - 1 pmBasement Gallery
    Tour

    Join us for a staff-led tour of our Women in Science programme and discover how women have been involved in science for hundreds of years as astronomers, mathematicians, instrument makers, and merchants.

    For the Women in Science programme of events.

  • Thu
    27
    Sep
    2018
    6-7pm
    Lecture

    Ada, Countess of Lovelace, is sometimes called the world’s first computer programmer and has become an icon for women in technology. But how did a young woman in the 19th century, without access to formal school or university education, acquire the knowledge and expertise to become a pioneer of computer science?

    Ursula Martin is a professor at the University of Oxford whose research interests span mathematics, computer science and the humanities. She recently wrote Ada Lovelace, the Making of a Computer Scientist [7] with Christopher Hollings and Adrian Rice. It is the first popular account of the scientific and mathematical education of Ada Lovelace.

    Booking will open on Monday 27 August. Please book via our Eventbrite Page [8].

    For the Women in Science programme of events.

  • Sat
    13
    Oct
    2018
    12 - 4 pm
    Family-Friendly Drop In

    Join us for a day of mathematical games and activities from ancient to modern, geometry to code-breaking.

    Drop-in, ages 6+.

  • Thu
    25
    Oct
    2018
    Fri
    26
    Oct
    2018
    1 - 4 pm
    Family-Friendly Drop In

    Use Lego to build eccentric drawing machines and join us in creating a huge, colourful and chaotic automatic drawing!

    Drop-in, ages 7+.

  • Sat
    17
    Nov
    2018
    1 - 4 pm
    Family-Friendly Drop In

    Dissect eyeballs and carry out curious visual experiments to help you understand how we see.

    Drop-in, ages 9+.

  • Sat
    15
    Dec
    2018
    2 - 4 pm
    Family-Friendly Drop In

    Follow your stars, make an amazing star dial or paper plate planetarium.

    Drop-in, ages 7-13.

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