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Family Activities

If you're visiting as a family, then why not come to one of our family friendly events. There are lots to choose from throughout the year - almost all are free to attend and they're a great introduction to the collections.

From planting to painting; the deep blue sea to the sky above us; storybook characters, historical figures, and myths and monsters – there's something for everyone!




Child at a crafting event



There are lots of opportunities to get involved as a volunteer across the Gardens, Libraries and Museums.

Most volunteers work with the public, from helping with family activities, to delivering introductory tours. There are also opportunities to help in other areas of the collections, such as assisting curatorial, administrative or education staff behind the scenes.


Discover more about volunteering



Volunteer tour guide telling visitors about scientific instruments

Outreach Service

For groups that face barriers to engaging with the collections, the Community Outreach Team work to create unique experiences that bring the collections out into the community.

The team also support community groups in making the most of a trip to the collections, with special guided tours and activities.


Discover more about outreach



Adult learning session



Every effort has been made to make the collections as accessible to as many visitors as possible, with staff always willing to assist.

For further information please contact the individual collections by following the links below.


Ashmolean Museum | Bodleian Libraries | Botanic Garden | History of Science MuseumMuseum of Natural History |  Pitt Rivers Museum



A wheelchair user visiting an exhibition at the Ashmolean