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OMC Calendar

Here is a simple list of events for the current year items in BLACK or RED are of course free and for OMC Members.

Date Time Venue Event
Tues 22nd February 2017
6.30 pm Bate Collection of Musical Instruments St Aldates, Oxford OX1 1DB
A tour and talk (with some musical highlights) by the Curator Andy Lamb at the Located in the Oxford University Faculty of Music
Tues 25th April 2017
2.30pm West Berkshire Museum, The Wharf, Newbury RG14 5AS see Our first visit outside Oxfordshire will look at the recent renovation of the historic Cloth Hall and Granary/Corn Stores. There will be a discussion, led by OMC members, on the topic of permanent vs temporary exhibitions as well as an opportunity to view the renovated galleries. For details on how to travel to West Berkshire Museum, www.westberkshireheritage.org
Thurs 6th July 2017
6.30 pm Tolsey Museum, 126 High Street, Burford, Oxfordshire OX18 4QU
A guided tour around Tolsey Museum in the heart of Burford in the historic market building. and time to wander around Burford on a summer evening
TBA 2.30 pm Weston Library, Broad Street,  Oxford An opportunity for a behind the scenes tour of the Weston Library, University of Oxford
Thurs. 9th November 2017
2.30 pm Museums Resource Centre, Cotswold Dene, Standlake, Witney, Oxforshire OX29 7QG


A.G.M  and asfterwards  a tour of the stores, see some of their treasures and talk about collecting and conservation with Christiane Jeuckens
November Tuesday- Saturday 10-5pm Sunday 2-5pm, last admission 4.15pm  SOLDIERS OF


In November 2017 we open ‘Oxfordshire Remembers Part 11’. Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund SOFO’s closing exhibition on the Centenary of the Great War charts the impact of the war for Oxfordshire during 1916-1918 and the key moments for the county’s two regiments. Using narratives and artefacts previously untold and unseen, the exhibition will blend the personal with the world’s account of the First World War. The exhibition will close in November 2018.
Wed 13th December 6.00pm Social gathering to celebrate Christmas probably at The Star, Woodstock again unless we need a larger venue!

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OMC Purpose and Executive

The OMC is concerned with coordinating events and sharing good practice.

You can download a fuller statement of our raison d’etre (as a pdf) by clicking on the logo alongside.

If you have questions about the OMC then please get in touch with one of the members of the OMC Executive.

Simon Townsend Banbury Museum email
Jane Bowen Abingdon Museum email
Carol Anderson Oxfordshire Museums Service email
Peter Barwell Bloxham Museum email
Helen Adams Pitt Rivers Museum email
Adrian Rann Treasurer email
Tony Simmons Combe Mill email
Lucy Shaw Oxford Aspire and PRM email
Ruth Howard Brochure joint editor
Ian Petty Witney Museum email
Lauren Rhodes Oxford Castle Unlocked email

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