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Discover the Anglo-Saxons

24 February
Museum of Oxford
Oxford Town Hall, St Aldate's
Oxford
OX1 1BX

Discover the Anglo-Saxons at Museum of Oxford

About Discover the Anglo-Saxons

Discover life in Anglo-Saxon Oxford with objects and craft this half term. Come to the Museum of Oxford in the Town Hall to immerse yourself in Anglo-Saxon Oxford.

Families can try on costumes, handle tools and wield weapons (both replica and original) to understand more about what life was like for people living all those years ago.

On top of this, families can make their own jewellery and design a battle shield inspired by the Anglo-Saxon items in the museum.

The Anglo-Saxon object handling and craft session run between 11.00am and 3.00pm on the 24 February in the Museum of Oxford in Oxford Town Hall.

Activities are aimed at children aged 4 to 11 years old. All children need to be accompanied by an adult at all times. You can just drop in between these times, but you are encouraged to book a timed ticket in advance to avoid disappointment.

The Discover the Anglo-Saxons event is free, but you are encouraged to donate to the museum on the day to help them run services for the community.

Access requirements

There is step-free access to the Town Hall via the door to the left of the main entrance. Inside the Museum the Maker’s Space is accessed via a platform lift and lift to the Basement.

Accessible toilets are available in the Museum (close to the Maker’s Space where the event is taking place) and in the Town Hall on the ground floor, before entering the Museum. There are 3 Blue badge on-street parking spaces available on St Aldates and 3 on the High Street.

Further access information can be found at https://museumofoxford.org/plan-your-visit/access. Please contact the Museum team via email to museum@oxford.gov.uk if you’d like to talk to a member of staff about your access requirements.