Banbury Museum Events – Banbury Museum

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Banbury Museum Events

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Kids Craft 3D Paper Bunny

Going Underground

Saturday 10 February – Saturday 14 April 2018

Going Underground in Crafty Corner at Banbury Museum Event Type: Crafty Corner / Family Fun Description: Come and travel underground to make your very own jumpy bunny, mole in a hole, brilliant badger, bouncy bat, playful fox and mischievous meerkat. Available Saturdays and every day during the Oxfordshire school holidays. Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm and 2:00pm – 4:00pm […]

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Marvellous Machines

24 March – 9 June 2018

Event Type: Exhibition Description:  An exhibition for all ages that combines curious and quirky gadgets and contraptions from the days before electronics, with modern automata, and all with more than a hint of Steampunk. The automata-mechanical sculptures with clever mechanisms and often humorous ideas – are on tour from Cabaret Mechanical Theatre whose exhibits have recently […]

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Victorian Toy Horse

Curators Talk

24 March 2018

Event Type: Talks Description: Uncover the stories and historical importance of Banbury Museum’s permanent collection in this illuminating tour led by our museum director – Simon Townsend. Date: Saturday 24 March Time: 2:30pm The talk will last 45 minutes with time for questions Location: Foyer, Banbury Museum Cost: £3.50 per person Suitable for: All ages Booking Information: Purchase your ticket from the Museum […]

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Workshop Session: how to use your sources to find out about your community in the past

Thursday 12 April

Event Type: Talks Description: Led by Dr. Helen Forde on sources in the National Archive; Dr. Barrie Trinder on using the census; Dr. Paul Clark on the history of houses. Date: Thursday 12 April Time: 7:30pm Location: Education Studio, Banbury Museum Cost: £3 per person (BHS members free) Suitable for: All ages Booking Information: Purchase your ticket on the night. Please use […]

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Summer Lecture 2018

Thursday 12 July – To Catch a King – Charles II’s Great Escape, delivered by Charles Spencer

How did the most wanted man in the country outwit the greatest manhunt in British history? Event Type: Summer Lecture In January 1649, King Charles I was beheaded in London outside his palace of Whitehall and Britain became a republic. When his eldest son, Charles, returned in 1651 to fight for his throne, he was […]

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