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Curiosity & Colonialism - Museum Tour

Unravel the imperial entanglements between museums, knowledge, and power.

  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • From 5 British pounds
  • Meet in front of Museum of Natural History

Tour Description

Join us on an immersive and thought-provoking museum tour. Delving into the intricate layers of history behind the exhibits, this tour will provide insight into the imperial origins of scientific collections and disciplines, while contemplating the lasting impacts of colonialism worldwide. Through critical discussions, it will explore how Oxford University and its museums were shaped in by imperialism in the name of curiosity, and how knowledge and science facilitated imperial power. Through this tour, we will ask the fundamental question - is curiosity always good? The tour will explore both the Oxford University Museum of Natural History and the Pitt Rivers Museum, lasting 1.5hrs. The tour is fully accessible. Tour recommended for children age 10 and up. *Tour Itinerary:* 1 - Natural History Museum 2 - Pitt Rivers Museum ACCESSIBILITY: - Wheelchair accessible. - There are moments for sitting/leaning against walls throughout this tour. - Toilets are available in both museums. - We do not have microphones or other amplifying audio equipment but strive to accommodate diverse needs to the best of our ability. Please let us know of any accommodations required when you register.

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

To cancel or reschedule a tour, please contact us 24 hours in advance. Sometimes we take photographs on our tours for promotional purposes, for use on our website or social media pages. By booking with us, it is assumed that you consent to being photographed while participating in this activity. We always endeavor to avoid taking any images with faces visible. Your consent can be withdrawn at anytime before or after the activity, by emailing us directly.

Contact Details

Uncomfortable Oxford Walking Tours, Little Clarendon Street, Oxford, United Kingdom

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