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Family Activities

If you're visiting as a family, then why not come to one of our mindgrowing 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!


View our  2020 family events planner



Family craft activities at Harcourt Arboretum



There are lots of opportunities to get involved through volunteering across the Gardens, Libraries and Museums.

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


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Outreach Service

For groups that face barriers to engaging with the collections, the Community Outreach Team work with groups 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.


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Adult learning session in the Museum of the History of Science



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



Wheelchair user visiting exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum