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Big Family Weekend at the Ashmolean Museum

Saturday 16 July: Festival of Archaeology 11am–4pmFREE drop-in activities for all ages Travel back to the Iron Age in this celebration of the world of the Iceni, an Iron Age community that inhabited present day East Anglia and subject of a free display in the…

Saturday 16 July: Festival of Archaeology

11am–4pm
FREE drop-in activities for all ages

Travel back to the Iron Age in this celebration of the world of the Iceni, an Iron Age community that inhabited present day East Anglia and subject of a free display in the Money Gallery. Enjoy object handling, make a plaster coin to take away, or a chocolate one to eat.

Have a go at coin striking and gather round for storytelling with Dave Tong, the Yarnsmith.

FREE ACTIVITIES:

  • Coin Striking on the Forecourt: Iron Age coins
  • Making Chocolate Coins
  • Making Plaster Casts of Iron Age Coins
  • Handling Replicas and Making Rubbings
  • The Yarnsmith of Norwich: Stories about the Iron Age
  • Story Corner: Books to read and enjoy
  • Meet the experts
  • Family trails

Sunday 17 July: Festival of Art

11am–4pm
FREE drop-in activities for all ages

Unleash your creativity with art demonstrations, music and activities inspired by the Museum’s art collection.

Dress up and get the chance to become a living painting, enjoy a family art workshop, or gather round for storytelling on the Greek myths and legends in Ashmolean paintings with Out of Chaos Theatre Company.

FREE ACTIVITIES:

  • Music activities in the Mallett Gallery: Listen and join in
  • Storytelling with Out of Chaos Greek Theatre Company (Greek Myths from our Paintings)
  • Family drop-in workshop: Paint a Canvas; Live Curation; Instant Exhibition
  • Artists Demonstrations
  • Meet an Artist from History
  • Be a Living Painting 'Photo Booth’
  • Oxford Doodle Club
  • Try Embossing
  • Family trails

 

Who to contact

Telephone
01865 278000
Website
http://www.ashmolean.org
Parent Organisation
Ashmolean Museum

Where to go

Name
Ashmolean Museum
Address
Beaumont Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
Postcode
OX1 2PH

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Saturday 16 - Sunday 17 July
Time of day
Afternoon
Session Information
11am–4pm

Other Details

Additional Information

Providing services to
0 - 4 years (pre-school)
4 - 11 years (primary school age)
Children
Adults
Carers

Last checked on 15/06/2022

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