Closing Festival Weekend at the Ashmolean Museum: Family Festival of Archaeology

We are delighted to be working in partnership with the Ashmolean Museum to offer a weekend full of activities for all ages. Get creative and explore artwork on Saturday, or try your hand at being an archaeologist on Sunday. Both events explore the glorious Wilton Diptych, on loan from the National Gallery as part of their 200-year anniversary celebrations with lots of activities across the whole weekend, to celebrate the muses of history, music, and eloquence.

The Festival of Archaeology is a national festival that ‘incorporates hundreds of in-person and virtual events […] across the UK’. This year’s Festival will run from 13–28 July and we are part of this national day in Oxford on July 14.

Our day at the Ashmolean will include a range of different activities centred on life in medieval Britain and archaeology.

You can hear medieval stories and music, take a tour of the Conservation Laboratory, listen to a talk about medieval jewellery by Ashmolean curator Dr Eleanor Standley, and see models in medieval fashion. You will also get the chance make your own archaeological stratigraphy bottle, create a Royal crown, or try your hand at medieval ring-making.

Entrance to all is free



Jul 14 2024


Ashmolean Museum
Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2PH