Banbury Museum Events – Banbury Museum

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Banbury Museum Events

View the latest events taking place here at the museum.

The Ironstone Prize

Ironstone Art Prize 2018

3 February to 10 March 2018 (Entry deadline 24 January 2018)

Event Type: Exhibition / Competition Description:  Art exhibition and competition, showcasing the best artwork by artists in the region. All artists within a 20-mile radius of Banbury are invited to enter work (which may include photography, sculpture and other media). Competition is likely to be intense, with the best entries selected for exhibiting by a panel […]

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Kids Craft 3D Paper Bunny

Going Underground

Saturday 10 February – Saturday 14 April 2018

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 Cost: £2 per child Suitable for: Children age 3+ Booking […]

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Medieval farms, farming, and the rural economy by Dr. Rosamund Faith

Thursday 8 March

Event Type: Talks Description: Studying medieval farms and farming can give us an interesting ‘bottom-up’ perspective on some ‘top-down’ accounts of changes in the rural economy. Dr. Rosamund Faith studied history at Oxford and did her PhD at the new Department for English Local History at Leicester under HPR Finberg. She has written much about peasant farmers in […]

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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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